University of South Carolina
Office of Research
JM Palms Center for Grad Sci Research
631 Sumter Street - Suite 102
Columbia, South Carolina 29208

Fax: 803.576-5780

Gabor Szalai
Director 2015-current
Associate Director 2006-2015

Michael Felder
Director 2006-2015

Michael J. Dewey
Director 2000-2006

Wallace D. Dawson
Director 1985-1999

Shayne Barlow
Director of Animal Resources
and Attending Veterinarian

Janet Crossland
Colony Manager


June 2014 - The Peromyscus Genetic Stock Center has just received funding from the National Science Foundation for three years.

Since 1985, the deer mouse colony at the University of South Carolina has been designated a genetic stock center under a grant from the Special Projects Program of the National Science Foundation and a P40 grant from the National Institutes of Health.  The major function of the Stock Center is to provide genetically characterized types of Peromyscus in limited quantities to scientific investigators.  Continuation of the center is dependent upon significant external utilization, therefore potential users are encouraged to take advantage of this resource.  Sufficient animals of the mutant types generally can be provided to initiate a breeding stock.  Somewhat larger numbers, up to about 50 animals, can be provided from the wild-type stocks.


Peromyscus -deer mouse name gossy

A user fee of $32.00 per wild-type animal and $42.00 per mutant or other special types is charged. The user assumes the cost of air shipment. Animals lost in transit are replaced without charge. Tissues, blood, skins, etc. can also be supplied at a modest fee. Arrangements for special orders will be negotiated. Schedule of User Fees (pdf)

We now offer genotyping to distinguish P. maniculatus from P. leucopus please contact us for details.

The Peromyscus Genetic Stock Center is supported by NSF grant DBI-1349230 and NIH grant P40 OD010961