The CIMR Gnotobiotic Animal Core facility is housed within a state-of-the-art vivarium at the Texas A&M Health Science Center. Currently, we have germ-free isolators for maintaining breeder colonies and for experimental use, and we are developing single cage isolators for use in short-term and multiple-association experiments.

Germ-free / Gnotobiotic CoreGerm free facilities

  • (2) CBC Flexible Film Isolators, housing 18 cages each
  • (4) CBC Flexible Film Isolators, quad units, housing 5 cages each
  • (1) Tecniplast Bioexclusion System double-sided rack, housing 60 isocages 
  • Procedure room

Microbiota Microbiology Lab

anaerobic chamber

Our microbiology lab accommodates the culture of both aerobic and anaerobic microbes for gnotobiotic studies, as well as facilitating on-site quality analysis of the Gnotobiotic Core facility.

  • Biosafety Level 2 status
  • Coy 2-person Anaerobic Chamber
  • Biosafety Cabinet
  • In-house Quality Control Analysis
microbiology lab equipment