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  • Orthotopic Injections
  • Laboratory Coordinator Services
  • Tumor Passage
  • Tissue/Blood collection
  • Injections (s.c., i.p., i.v., i.d., i.m.)
  • Colony Management
  • Aseptic Surgery
  • Drug Dosing/Oral Gavage
  • Intra-cardiac Injections
  • IVIS Imaging
  • Animal Identification
  • Protocol Assistance

All work provided by the Animal Studies Core which is included in a publication record should acknowledge the contribution of the core facility. Proper acknowledgment of our core facility enables us to obtain financial and other support so we may continue to provide essential services in the best ways possible. It would be appreciated if you sent a copy of the accepted manuscript and/or published paper to This will allow us to demonstrate our impact to the UNC Community.

In addition, if any facility personnel makes a substantial intellectual and/or experimental contribution to a publication they deserve recognition just as any other co-author. This is essential for the professional development of our staff. We recommend scientists follow the “ABRF Recommended Guidelines for Authorship on Manuscripts.”

Please include in your publication acknowledgements

Animal Studies were performed within the UNC Lineberger Animal Studies Core Facility at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. The UNC Lineberger Animal Studies Core is supported in part by an NCI Center Core Support Grant (CA16086) to the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

More Information

This core facility is under the direction of faculty director Bernard Weissman, PhD, and facility director Charlene Santos, RLATG, CMAR.

Staff members include Research Specialists Silmara Camargo, LAT, Alain Valdivia, LAT, and Mark Ross, ALAT; and Research Technicians Terasa Williams, LAT, Corrinne Surratt, LATG, Alicia Chander, LAT, Priscila Villanueva, and Robert Toennisson, LATG.


Charlene Santos
919-843-7988 (office)


Office: 11-129 LCCC
Lab: 11-141 LCCC


Genetics Medicine Animal Facilities and other facilities throughout campus

Monday – Friday, 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. After hours and weekends by prior arrangement.


Services are provided at a cost of $35 per hour to UNC faculty. To use the Animal Studies Core Facility you must submit:

  • an approved animal use protocol from the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee
  • a completed application – Contact to receive an application.