The Center for Zebrafish Research was created in 2000 as a mechanism to provide a state-of-the-art facility to raise zebrafish, which was becoming a powerful vertebrate model system. The Center contains four separate rooms with independent Aquatic Habitats life support racks that can support up to 200,000 adult zebrafish. The fish are maintained by certified Animal Technicians 365 days a year. This makes the Center one of the largest single zebrafish centers in the nation.
The Center also provides stipend support for both graduate students and postdoctoral researchers in a variety of different laboratories in the
The Center provides research support in a variety of different ways. Besides providing financial support for the care and husbandry of zebrafish, the Center also funds travel for meetings, research supplies, and cost-sharing for the purchase of large pieces of equipment.