The Zebrafish Core Facility provides researchers within and outside of Atlantic Canada access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities for studying vertebrate development biology and developing zebrafish models of disease. Through access to other CORES facilities, such as our Imaging Facility, Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility, and Flow Cytometry Facility, it is a key centre for testing potential new treatments in these disease models. The facility consists of:
- Thirty racks on two advanced recirculating water systems
- Dedicated Procedure areas
- CFIA Import Quarantine
- Microinjection suite
Our fish housing capacity exceeds 60,000 zebrafish. The core facility personnel are experienced in zebrafish biomedical aquaculture, breeding and screening genetic engineered lines as well as large scale aquatic systems operations management.
Funding for the zebrafish facility came from Dalhousie Medical Research Foundation, Dalhousie Faculty of Medicine, Dalhousie University, IWK Health Centre, the Centre for Drug Reserach and Development (CDRD) and Irving Shipbuilding.