The UMMS, a large biomedical research institution, is ranked nationally in the top six medical schools for NIH extramural support. It is located in Ann Arbor, Michigan, a culturally and scenically rich university community. Animal facilities total more than 240,000 gross square feet in over 38 buildings and greater than 32 acres. Research is conducted over a diverse range of scientific areas including medicine, engineering, basic science, and bioinformatics. All five classes of vertebrates are represented in our daily census of over 230,000 animals.