UA Cancer Center The Experimental Mouse Shared Resource (EMSR)

Overview of Services

The Experimental Mouse Shared Resource (EMSR) has provided expertise to The University of Arizona Cancer Center and outside investigators since 1993. Good Lab Practice (GLP) qualified since 2012, the EMSR offers a continuum of services from initial consultation and in vivo experimental design, mouse experimentation and data. The EMSR enables the investigator to generate and use rodent models to their fullest potential, utilizing the service’s extensive knowledge and expertise at competitive pricing. The EMSR helps to develop cancer therapies that are efficient, cost effective, and clinically relevant. The EMSR is a full-service facility, which performs preclinical experiments in a wide variety of in vivo and in vitro cancer models. The team provides technical and scientific expertise in modeling of cancer disease and assists in developing efficient, cost effective, and clinically relevant drug therapies. Services provided:

  • Animal techniques (drug testing, rodent acute toxicity, and pharmacokinetics)
  • Patient-derived xenograft (PDX models)
  • Surgeries (orthotopic injections, ovariectomy, window chambers, etc.)
  • Mouse colonies maintenance
  • Cell culture, media supplies and mycoplasma testing
  • Xenograft and GEM models tissue bank
  • IACUC protocol support
  • Administrative support

 Please remember to acknowledge the Cancer Center Support Grant (P30 CA023074) when publishing manuscripts or abstracts that utilized the services of the University of Arizona Cancer Center’s Shared Resources and/or were derived from CCSG pilot funds. Suggested language: "Research reported in this [publication/press release] was supported by the National Cancer Institute of the National Institutes of Health under award number P30 CA023074.


Noel Warfel, Ph.D. EMSR Co-Director 520-626-7756
Gillian Paine-Murrieta EMSR Manager 520-626-2346

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Monday-Friday, 8:30am-4:30pm

Contact Us

Links and Resources

  1. Experimental Mouse


Name Role Phone Email Location
Noel Warfel
EMSR Co-Director
Gillian Paine-Murrieta
EMSR Manager

Service list

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EMSR Cell Culture Media Supplies (1)

Available Equipment and Resources

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