Animal Surgery

Rodent surgical services for investigators with IACUC* approval Read More

Note, the core is closed until further notice.


The overall objective of the Animal Surgery Core (ASC) is to assist translation of scientific discoveries to rodent models and to facilitate development of new therapeutic strategies for nervous system disorders. The ASC provides access to core equipment and facilities, and expertise for surgery or protocol development.

Additionally, equipment in the facility is open to Hope Center investigators who complete appropriate training. Animal Studies Committee approval is required.

Learn More about the ASC and the procedures and services it offers. .

* Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACU​C)


We always strive to improve services and resources offered by the Hope Center Cores.  To provide feedback, see contact information below.

Surgery Core Manager: Ernie Gonzalez
Faculty Supervisor: Jin-Moo Lee

ICTS funding option

Hope Center Core users may be eligible to apply for a Just-in-Time (JIT) award from the Washington University Institute of Clinical and Translational Sciences (ICTS). Faculty members without established funding for their projects are encouraged to apply for JIT funding through the ICTS. Visit the ICTS JIT webpage for additional details.


Initiating Use

To initiate a new project, contact Karen Smith or fill in a new project request.

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