Purpose-designed “dirty mouse” facility for microbiome immunology programs

September 26-27, 2022
Lynn Collura Impelluso, DVM, MBA, DACLAM
Director and Attending Veterinarian

The hot new microbiome immunology research programs involve introducing dirty mice to SPF mice under controlled conditions – a process best accomplished with a dedicated facility to protect uninvolved colonies. Lynn Impelluso lays out University of Minnesota’s plans to transition their current BSL-3 dirty mouse core facility to a standalone facility, allowing for isolation of dirty mouse programs, allowing existing space to be used for COVID research, and accommodating program growth needs in the main facility. She details key features of the dirty mouse facility design, including strategies for operating efficiency, BLS-2+ containment, space use, housing, and technology.

Monday, September 26, 2022 - 4:15pm-4:45pm