Send a Mouse to College
In Dr. Licia Selleri's lab at the University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), Maurizio Risolino, PhD, studies Isolated Congenital Asplenia and spleen development in the mouse colony. His work will help understand genetic mutations and how they may translate into helping find a diagnostic tool to detect the spleen in human babies (either in the prenatal period or in newborns).
One way you can help T.E.A.M. 4 Travis make an impact is to donate to our "Send a Mouse to College" Campaign.
Our goal is $15,000.00, as that is the cost to provide care for Dr. Risolino's mouse colony for 1 year.
Life of a Lab Mouse
Dr. Risolino, Dr. Selleri and all the lab associates take great care to provide for and protect the health and well-being of the mouse colony. They follow strict protocols that ensure the mice live in a temperature-controlled environment and receive proper nutrition and medical care.
Under these protocols, the mice are comfortable and are regularly monitored for any signs of distress. In fact, lab mice have a life expectancy of 2 years, which is greater than the average life expectancy of just 5-6 months for a mouse in the wild, as they avoid natural predators.
Donations made below will be directed to our "Send a Mouse to College" campaign. You will help support the care of the mice within the Selleri Lab.