[Xenopus] Xenopus Mutant Resource is Now Open

National Xenopus Resource xenopus at mbl.edu
Thu Aug 13 13:59:18 EDT 2020

Dear Xenopus community,
            As a follow up to my previous email I am happy to report that the Xenopus Mutant Resource is now able to host visiting scientists. There are some restrictions of course and this might be limiting for some of you. The biggest restriction concerns where you are coming from. The state of MA has issued rules for travelers from out of state (https://www.mass.gov/info-details/covid-19-travel-order).  If you are coming from the Northeast (NY, NJ, CT, VT, NH or ME) then you are fine and can come anytime. If you are traveling from another state then you must either self-quarantine for 14 days before being allowed to come to the MBL or have a negative coronavirus test within 72 hours of arrival; with that you do not need to then quarantine. I realize this will impact many of you.
            The cottage is available for anyone who wants to come beginning October 22; we suggest a minimum of 2 weeks to get work done, but it can be longer if you want.  At this time we are operating on a first come first serve basis as we do not expect a large influx of visitors. In the future this may change depending on demand; I am sure next summer there will be increased demand so make sure to inquire early about the summer months. The cottage is a 2 bedroom cottage with a kitchen and is a 15 minute walk from MBL. If you are interested in coming to work with any mutants or transgenics we have already made or want to come and make your own mutant here then this is perfect. When you come, you will be assigned a Research Assistant who will work with you and make sure you can get your frogs when you want them; all common reagents will be provided to you. Housing is free and the only cost is a research facility fee of $500/week to cover the time of my staff and consumables. These funds go back to the NXR for its use, and for the benefit of the community.
            All of us here look forward to welcoming you and providing support for your research.

Marko Horb

If the NXR contributed to your work please cite us in your papers.
Cite us in Materials and Methods as National Xenopus Resource RRID:SCR_013731 at the Marine Biological Laboratory
Cite us in your references: Horb M. et. al. (2019). Xenopus resources: transgenic, inbred and mutant animals, training opportunities, and web-based support. Front Physiol. 10:387. PMCID: PMC6497014

Marko Horb, Ph.D. |Director, National Xenopus Resource (NXR) |Senior Scientist, Bell Center for Regenerative Biology and Tissue Engineering
Marine Biological Laboratory | 7 MBL Street | Woods Hole, MA 02543
Email: mhorb at mbl.edu<mailto:mhorb at mbl.edu> | Office: 508-289-7627 | Lab: 508-289-7370 | Cell:  508-564-3764


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