The Baylor College of Medicine Gnotobiotics Core is operated by the Center for Comparative Medicine in support of the college’s microbiome research initiatives. The facility was established in 2013 and the facility’s 7 full time employees currently operate over 80 flexible film isolators in support of approximately 25 academic laboratories at Baylor College of Medicine elsewhere in the Texas Medical Center.

We are supported in part by the Texas Medical Center Digestive Diseases Center, an NIH-funded (P30DK056338) digestive disease research core center designed to serve basic and clinical scientists at institutions within the Texas Medical Center, including Baylor College of Medicine, the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, and MD Anderson Cancer Center. The facility is part of the center’s Gastrointestinal Experimental Model Systems core.

Our Services

The Gnotobiotic Rodent Facility offers the following services: 

  • Production of Germ-Free Rodents
  • Housing of Gnotobiotic Animals
  • Study Development Consultation
  • Technical Services
  • Creation of Germ-free Lines of Interest
  • Training and Outreach

Visit our Services webpage to see details on each service.