Research Facilities

Individual research laboratories in Bartlett Hall and Foran Hall are well equipped for contemporary research in integrative animal science and biotechnology, especially at the cellular and molecular levels of organization. These facilities are supported by university core facilities for research involving genomics, proteomics, and specialized microscopy. Animal research is supported by the Cook farm and laboratory animal care program, which provide approximately 150,000 square feet of indoor space in 25 buildings ranging from a state-of-the-art, environmentally controlled laboratory animal facility (12,000 sq. ft.) to a number of traditionally designed cold housing barns. Animal facilities are fully accredited by the Association for the Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care International (AAALAC).

In addition to the aforementioned, Cook College is home to the Rutgers' Equine Science Center, which provides state-of-the-art laboratory facilities and traditional equine facilities to support the research of several members of the Graduate Program in Animal Sciences. The Center's facilities include a fully equipped equine exercise physiology laboratory with a high-speed equine treadmill, open-flow indirect calorimeter, electronic equipment for the measurement of cardiovascular function, and attached laboratories equipped for analyses of blood chemistry and fuel homeostasis.