Animal Tumor Models Shared Resource

About Animal Tumor Models

Our primary goal is to facilitate SCI members’ high-impact cancer research by providing comprehensive and state-of-the-art animal resources for cancer studies. Such models are indispensible tools for studying cancer biology and testing therapeutic strategies.

Services are provided in three major areas:

  • Transgenic and knockout rodent models
  • Preclinical oncology, including:
    1. Tumor induction
    2. Drug administration
    3. Toxicity studies
    4. Data collection and analysis
  • Animal histopathology services, including:
    1. Tumor analysis
    2. Immunihistochemistry
    3. Pathological interpretation

The Resource also includes the Transgenic, Knockout and Tumor Model Center (TKTC) and the animal histopathology service component is jointly administered with the Veterinary Service Center (VSC) in the Department of Comparative Medicine. 

SCI realizes substantial cost savings, efficiencies and scientific advances by providing these valuable scientific services to its members through this centralized facility.

All activities are closely monitored and conducted within strict regulatory guidelines.


Associate Professor (Research) of Obstetrics and Gynecology (Reproductive and Stem Cell Biology)
Assistant Professor of Comparative Medicine
Hong Zheng
Co-director of Transgenic, Knockout and Tumor Model Center