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The Zebrafish Aquaculture Core is one of many core facilities at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. We provide state-of-the-art zebrafish husbandry and training services to UNC researchers.

This facility operates within and has veterinary care provided by the Division of Comparative Medicine (DCM).  The Director of the facility is .


COVID-19 updated procedures

The ZAC remains open for your research needs! In an effort to keep everyone safe and healthy we have made a few changes. Review the changes here.

The zebrafish are expanding!

The zebrafish are taking over Taylor Hall! A new Tecniplast RAS that is twice the size of the 2015 system will be installed later this year. Phase I of the expansion also includes 23 racks. Stay tuned for updates!

Lauren Kuchenbrod joins the ZAC

Welcome Lauren to the ZAC! She joins us from the Conlon lab where she managed the Xenopus colony.

Weiss lab publishes in Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual Science

The Weiss Lab published their zebrafish research in IOVS!

Chrispell JD, Dong E, Osawa S, Liu J, Cameron DJ, Weiss ER. Grk1b and Grk7a Both Contribute to the Recovery of the Isolated Cone Photoresponse in Larval Zebrafish [published correction appears in Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018 Nov 1;59(13):5670]. Invest Ophthalmol Vis Sci. 2018;59(12):5116–5124. doi:10.1167/iovs.18-24455