The SLU Campus area (at 815 Mercer Str. and 9th Ave) is a biomedical research campus which recently added two more lab buildings in addition to the the two already there. The SLU Campus is set up to share animals across various departments and disciplines. The following list are the key labs within SLU that use animals:
Karin Bornfeldt, Professor
Diabetes and Obesity Center of Excellence
Department of Pathology
University of Washington School of Medicine
South Lake Union Campus
815 Mercer Street
Seattle, WA 98109-8055
Phone: (206) 543-1681
Lab: (206) 616-3551
Fax: (206) 543-3567
This lab under the professorship of Karen Bornfeldt subjects mice to diabetes until their arteries are inflamed, develop lesions and are blocked up to a critical level with fatty tissue. These mice suffer and are sacrificed for a protocol of study that is not necessary and can be advanced with clinical studies of human models.
Under the direction of Michael Chin, his lab causes mice to have various enlarged organs and damaged vascular systems, and induces heart attacks in cardiovascular studies. He also kills mice and extracts their muscle and artery wall cells for in vitro studies.
For information on their clinical trials:
Toll Free: 866-932-8588
As of April 2010, since 2007 Mary Disis has received grant totaling $4,939,987 for cancer research studies which stated in the project abstracts the use of mice developed to have breast cancer tumors, with many more grants having been given that may also use animals.
Since 2006 the Heineke lab received $3,853,373 in grant money for studies that include the use of primates that have been made to develop high blood sugar/diabetes and then forced to undergo invasive surgeries to obtain their aortic tissues, and the use of mice that are forced to endure chronic inflammation of the arteries and obesity.
Director, Center for Cardiovascular Biology
Co-Director, Institute for Stem Cell and Regenerative Medicine
Professor, Dept of Pathology; Professor, Dept of Bioengineering)
815 Mercer Street
Phone: (206) 616-8684
Fax: (206) 897-1540
Injects stem cells into the hearts of mice to cause tumors to form.
The contact and grant amount information is current as of April 2011.