The Animal Facility is a shared resource that provides services in laboratory animal medicine and husbandry, as well as routine animal procurement, inventory, and care, for all Wistar scientists using animals in their research. The aim is to facilitate research through humane and efficient management of animal populations. The Wistar Animal Care and Use Program is fully accredited by the Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).
The Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) is responsible for overseeing the Animal Care and Use Program with regard to the maintenance of acceptable standards for the care, use, and treatment of animals, including regulatory compliance, investigator training, animal user training, post approval monitoring and technical support services. Two attending veterinarians oversee all animal health concerns.
Mouse Pathology Service
This service provides academically-oriented consultation time and scientific collaboration from an expert veterinary pathologist with expertise in mouse pathology and embryology to investigators at the The Wistar Institute Cancer Center. The goal is to foster and enhance scientific projects that involve animal models of cancer, inflammation, autoimmunity and transgenic and knockout technology, with the intention to publish innovative and academically sound research in premiere scientific literature.
Dr. David Garlick, DVM, board-certified veterinary pathologist with demonstrated expertise in mouse histopathology, will provide Wistar investigators with project consultation, histology slide evaluation and report preparation, and high-quality image development. See Dr. Garlick's areas of expertise.
Faculty who have pathology inquiries may email Dr. Garlick directly, providing a brief but detailed summary of their experimental protocol, key experimental questions being asked and material provided. For any shipping information and inquiries, please contact Stephanie McWhite, 215-495-6975.
Upon receipt, Dr. Garlick will review the material, and provide a written pathology report along with high-quality images suitable for publication. In addition to email, which is the preferred method of communication, Dr. Garlick will be accessible for phone consultation with the originating investigators, if needed.
The Wistar Institute
3601 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Facility Office Hours:
8:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday
Andrew J. Caton, Ph.D.
Denise DiFrancesco, AS, RLATG, ILAM, CMAR
Marcie Houston-Leslie, LAT
Supervisor/Animal Health Resource Coordinator