Facilities and Other Resources
Hopkins Medicine Environment
The Johns Hopkins research community is extremely diverse and rich. More than 50 state-of-the-art Core Facilities are within walking distance on the JHU School of Medicine Campus, including 1H NMR and 13C NMR, drug synthesis, pharmacokinetic/pharmacodynamic evaluation, pathology, biostatistics, imaging, microscopy, sequencing, and a microinjection facility for generation of transgenic mice.
The Cardiac Surgery Research Laboratory is located on the 12th floor of the CMSC building of the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The laboratory area consists of 515 square foot operating room with an adjacent room of 222 square foot, used for pre and post operative animal care, equipment and supply storage. Two other rooms totaling 190 square feet adjacent to the operating room are used as a surgeons scrub area, washing, sterilizing, storage and minor bench top procedures. This area fully supports large animal survival surgery. Adjacent to this large laboratory is another 320 square foot operating room that is equipped for small animal survival surgery. Besides animal surgery rooms, there is dedicated 432 square foot room for Bio-3D printer and the cell culture which includes a 6 ft laminar flow hood, inverted microscope, centrifuge, and incubator.
Animal facilities at the Johns Hopkins Hospital are accredited and comply with rules and regulations from the Office of Laboratory Animal Welfare (OLAW), National Institutes of Health. These facilities are monitored and operated by the Department of Comparative Medicine. All animals for use in research at Johns Hopkins are purchased through the Animal Resources office. In addition, all experiments performed on animals are in coordination with The John Hopkins animal care and use committee. Large animals are housed in the Blalock building. There is also space in the adjacent Ross research building and Miller research building for housing small and large animals. Both facilities contain separate virus-free and antibody-positive caging areas. There are full time veterinarians on staff for the care of the animals.