Germ-Free Mouse Models

Overview of Services

Research exploring the role of the microbiome, with particular emphasis on the gut microbiome, is rapidly exploding, affecting almost every organ in the body and every discipline in biology and medicine. One very important approach to study the functionality of the gut microbiome is the use of Germ-Free (GF) Mice, which are bred in gnotobiotic facilities. The Germ Free Mouse Models Core of the Case Digestive Health Research Institute (DHRI) and is housed in the Animal Resource Center (ARC) of the Biomedical Research Building (BRB) and provides a comprehensive and unique set of services for the greater research community. 

 

Leadership

Fabio Cominelli, MD, PhD Core Director 216-844-7344

fxc90@case.edu

BRB 524
Alexander Rodriguez-Palacios, DVM, PhD Core Co-Director 216-368-8545 axr503@case.edu BRB 525
Mathew Conger Core Technical Director   mlc53@case.edu BRB 509A
Alicia DePlatchett, MBA Core Administrative Director 216-368-1674 aed76@case.edu BRB 523

 

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday 

8AM - 4PM 

2109 Adelbert Road 

BRB 509A

Cleveland, OH 44106

 

Links and Resources

  1. The Case DHRI

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Alicia Deplatchett
Core Administrative Director
 
216-368-1674
 
aed76@case.edu
 

 
Mathew Conger
Technical Director
 
216-368-3511
 
mlc53@case.edu