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Professional Experience

  • Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship in Laboratory Animal Medicine, University of Illinois Chicago
  • D.V.M., University of Florida
  • B.S., Animal Science, University of Florida

Current Research

The Laboratory of Animal Sciences Section provides support and guidance to NIDDK’s intramural researchers for all phases of laboratory animal experimentation, including:

  • advising staff members about practices for the proper housing, handling, care, and use of research animals to ensure compliance with guidelines issues by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. Department of Agriculture, and the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care;
  • managing animal care facilities in order to maximize the use of animals, animal room space, and animal cage resources;
  • implementing and coordinating animal disease monitoring, investigation, prevention, and treatment;
  • providing guidance on animal study proposal submissions; and
  • training animal care personnel.

Select Publications

A dual conditional CRISPR-Cas9 system to activate gene editing and reduce off-target effects in human stem cells.
Park SB, Uchida T, Tilson S, Hu Z, Ma CD, Leek M, Eichner M, Hong SG, Liang TJ.
Mol Ther Nucleic Acids (2022 Jun 14) 28:656-669. Abstract/Full Text
Increase in morbidity and mortality in a shipment of red-eared slider turtles (Trachemys scripta elegans).
Eichner M, Garcia K.
Lab Anim (2019 Dec) 53:634-640. Abstract/Full Text
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Research in Plain Language

We provide support and guidance to NIDDK’s intramural researchers for all phases of laboratory animal experimentation and development of animal models of human disease.

Last Reviewed August 2023