LABORATORY ANIMAL CENTRE
WELCOME MESSAGEI Iregbeyen Olayinka M.(Mrs) the unit head of the Laboratory Animals Centre, welcome you all to our great unit, “the engine room” of College of Medicine of the University of Lagos. The Laboratory Animal Centre was an off shoot of Physiology Department and Department of Surgery. Basic Human Physiology is one of the most important subjects for a Medical Doctor to be, the point of studying human Physiology and Anatomy therefore starts from breeding and using Rodents as Laboratory Animals as understudy for Human. Therefore, the Physiology Department set up one room to breed Laboratory Rats/Rabbits/Guinea pigs under the care of a Laboratory Assistant Mr Olurin and supervised by Chief Laboratory Physiology Technologist Mr Adejayan. With the advancement in knowledge and Research, the Department of Surgery of College of Medicine got involved with various surgical research projects especially in the field of Cardio- thoracic Surgery championed by late Prof Ade Elebute and late Prof Omodare. This led to the building of a modern Laboratory Animal Centre with 2 Animal Theatres, changing rooms and recovery rooms for operated animals. Presently, pending the completion of the on going building of the world class Laboratory Animals, Centre in the College donated by sir Keshington Adebutu , rat and mice are the major animals being bred in the lab for teaching of students offering courses in the faculties of Basic Medical Sciences and for researches by students and lecturers.