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THURSDAY, JUNE 11, 2020 4:00 PM
ROBERT TAFT, PhD, Senior Services Program Manager, The Jackson Laboratory
BEING READY FOR MOUSE RESEARCH AFTER COVID-19

Many organizations impacted by COVID-19 are now planning how to reopen and resume research. While there will be many challenges, there will also be opportunities. The objective of this talk is to discuss those opportunities and how we can use them to improve research using mice, including improving resiliency while reducing cost and animal use. ABOUT ROB … Dr. Taft earned his Ph.D. in Reproductive Physiology from West Virginia University in 1999 before coming to the Jackson Laboratory to pursue postdoctoral training with Dr. John Eppig. Dr. Taft’s focus is on the development and application of new technologies for creating and managing mouse models. In addition to his research experience, Dr. Taft has considerable leadership and administrative experience as PI on multiple grants as well as from developing and leading a 65 person unit supporting repository and service activities. Dr. Taft’s work has led to publication, patents and the development of more than 20 products and services provided by the Jackson Laboratory, demonstrating his interest is seeing basic research findings translated into solutions that help the research community operate more efficiently and effectively.