Who We Are

The Rodent Gnotobiotic Facility (RGF) offers germ-free mouse production for research projects at Illinois. Housed at the Carl R. Woese Institute for Genomic Biology, the RGF is a one-room area managed and staffed by the Division of Animal Resources. The facility has two large flexible-film isolators; four smaller isolators; a rack with 48 sealed, positive pressure individually ventilated cages; and a biosafety cabinet. Per diem and service charges have been established for researchers. There are breeding colonies of germ-free Swiss Webster mice, and there will be rederivation of C57 Black mice to create germ-free colonies of that strain for experimental use.