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Timothy Hacker, Director

The Cardiovascular Physiology Core Facility will provide University of Wisconsin (UW) and non-UW researchers with a central resource for creating and studying animal models of disease on a fee-for-service basis. While the central focus of the facility is cardiovascular research, the techniques employed are often useful to investigators in other fields. Currently, the facility is conducting studies in cancer, bladder/prostate disease, drug toxicology, and gene/RNAi therapy in liver and skeletal muscle, as well as cardiovascular disease. One of the most popular services provided by the facility is evaluation of the cardiovascular phenotype of transgenic mice.