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Gnotobiotic Research Animal Facility

University of Chicago

5841 S Maryland Ave

Chicago, IL 60637

United States of America

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Primary Contact:

Betty Theriault, DVM, DACLAM

Last Updated: 10/28/2022

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Established in 2007, the GRAF is now one of the largest and most successful academic gnotobiotic mouse facilities internationally.  GRAF is a centrally managed gnotobiotic/germ-free mouse facility located within the centrally managed Knapp Center for Biomedical Discovery (KCBD) vivarium.  Both are a component of The University of Chicago’s AAALAC International accredited Animal Care and Use Program.  The GRAF currently maintains over 80 flexible film isolators with capacity for greater than a 1045 mouse cages.