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Animal Module for the Wilmer Core

The Animal Module for the Wilmer Core is an integral part of the research enterprise of Johns Hopkins' medical research and is located at The Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, Maryland.


  • Woods operating suites (x 2) - Each HEPA filtered sterile surgical suite contains a ceiling hung Zeiss operating microscope that hangs from flotation devices. One of the microscopes is equipped for recording video of the surgeries. There is an animal vital sign monitoring device that records blood pressure, heart beat and tissue oxygen.

  • Bioptigen OCT machine - The Bioptigen OCT machine is located in Wilmer's Woods area and is suited for rat and mouse imaging.

  • Two ERG machines - Located in Wilmer's Woods area, these are adapted for measuring rat and mouse ERGs.

  • Optomotory machine - Measures visual acuity in mice and rats.

  • Two pico-injectors - Harvard microinjectors are available for intraocular injections into rodents.

  • Micron III/slit lamp - The Micron III and slit lamp imaging system is located in the Smth Building in  room M076. The Micron III can be used for fundus imaging as well as fluorescein angiography or rats and mice.

Application and Calendar

Labs wishing to request Animal Facility access or change existing access must fill out the application.

Access the reservation calendar

Contacts for Access to ORs and Equipment Training

Dr. Jerry Lutty
M041 Smith Building
Phone: 410-955-6750

Dr. Malia Edwards
M023 Smith Building
Phone: 410-614-9888


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