UC Davis participates in a national network of 4 Centers within the Mutant Mouse Regional Resource Center (MMRRC) Program. Established in 1997 through a U01 funding mechanism from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) National Center for Research Resources (NCRR), the MMRRC at UC Davis is located in the central valley of California, approximately 80 miles to the east of San Francisco and 10 miles to the west of Sacramento, the capital of California.
We are located near three major regional airports (San Francisco International Airport [SFO], Sacramento International Airport [SMF], and Oakland International Airport [OAK]), and can be reached by car near the intersection of the Interstate 80 and state highway 113 in Davis.
The MMRRC at UC Davis is made up from contributions of a number of campus resources and units, including the UC Davis Mouse Biology Program , the Center for Comparative Medicine , and the Center for Laboratory Animal Science. We provide a host of services in support of the MMRRC Program, including importation of mouse strains by rederivation, cryopreservation and reanimation of frozen embryos and germplasm, assisted reproduction techniques (IVF, ICSI, ICNI), and comprehensive genotyping (including speed congenics) and phenotyping (pathology, behavior, clinical pathology, etc) capabilities.
To donate mice to, or request mice from, the MMRRC please visit the MMRRC Program site.