Workshop on Colony Management: Principles and Practices


Apr 27, 2014 - May 2, 2014
These dates include time for travel. Please refer to the schedule for full details.

The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

This workshop provides training in the theory and practice of maintaining research mouse colonies. This program is designed for scientists, colony managers, animal care technicians and students requiring an understanding of issues relating to the management of animal research and production colonies.

Topics include:

  • Mouse genetics
  • Gene and strain nomenclature
  • Breeding strategies
  • Genetic background effects on phenotype
  • Reproductive biology of the laboratory mouse
  • Using assisted reproductive technologies (ARTs)
  • Cryopreservation
  • Colony health
  • Importation
  • Recovering from disease outbreaks
  • Colony construction and maintenance
  • Nutrition
  • Genetic quality control
  • Public resources for mouse researchers
  • Cre-LOX Technology in Mouse Models of Disease 
  • JAX Colony Management System (JCMS) Computer Software


Apr 27, 2014 - May 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory


Apr 27, 2014 - May 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

2014 Speakers include:

Shannon Byers, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Jennifer Corrigan, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Kristin Cough, B.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Greg Cox, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Peggy Danneman, V.M.D., M.S., DACLAM, Animal Care Solutions, LLC
Charles Donnelly, B.S., The Jackson Laboratory 
Mary Ann Handel, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Melissa Osborne, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
David Shaw, M.S., The Jackson Laboratory
Kathy Snow, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Marge Strobel, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory
Laura Tracey, M.S., Purina Mills, Inc.
James Yeadon, Ph.D., The Jackson Laboratory


Apr 27, 2014 - May 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

The 2014 event schedule is available for review (.pdf).  Please note that this schedule is subject to change.


Apr 27, 2014 - May 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

NOTE:  This workshop is now full.  If you would like to be placed on a waiting list for any openings that might become available, please contact Nancy Place.

Registration Fee:  $1400.00

Registration fee includes course materials, meals and shared lodging at the Highseas Conference Center for course dates.

To register for this event:   Please complete the on-line registration form (opens in a new page to our third party registration site.)  (Registration is currently unavailable as this workshop is now full.)

Upon registration, payment is due within two weeks.

Space is limited to 35 participants and prompt registration is advised.

The Jackson Laboratory strongly encourages the participation of women, minorities and persons with disabilities.


Apr 27, 2014 - May 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Lodging at Highseas Conference Center is included in the registration fee. Highseas is a spacious mansion perched on the cliffs overlooking the entrance to Frenchman's Bay and offers casual dormitory-style housing with shared bedrooms and bathrooms. Highseas cannot accommodate families, offsite lodging opportunities can be found at the Bar Harbor Chamber of Commerce.



Bar Harbor is served by two airports:

New visa rules by the U.S. State Department now in effect. Beginning in August 2008, visitors traveling to the U.S. from visa waiver countries (i.e. Europe, Japan, Australia, etc.) will have to register online 3 days in advance of travel.


Bar Harbor is approximately 6 hours by car from the greater Boston area.

Area information:


Apr 27, 2014 - May 2, 2014 The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor ME

Funding for the Courses and Conferences Program is provided by:

  • The Howard Hughes Medical Institute

We would also like to thank our sponsors for their generous support:

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Event Contact: Nancy Place p: 207-288-6257