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Northern California Branch of AALAS
Northern California Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science P.O.Box 60068, Palo Alto, CA 94306 |

Save the date!

Next Happy Hour: Sponsored by Allentown at Armstrong Brewery in South SF from 4-7PM, location is 415 Grand Ave, Suite 103, South San Francisco.

Next Classes: Hypatia. Rings of Uranus, something incredible is waiting to be known!

Next National AALAS Meeting Science. Not a sunrise but a galaxyrise decipherment billions upon billions.

Recent Doings:

2017 Fall Educational Symposium See pix and posters with award winners here!

Northern California Branch AALAS ALAT/LAT Certification Class @ UCSF
Class Details:


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Benefits of membership with the Northern California Branch of National AALAS.


Nationally recognized as the authoritative endorsement of technician competence, the AALAS technician certification program certifies three levels of technical knowledge. NCB-AALAS provides and heavily subsidizes local classes to prepare individuals for AALAS certification. Due to the excellent preparation provided by the classes, the success rate is high for members taking the certification exams after completing the preparatory classes.

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Other Benefits:

  • Advocacy and outreach: Members participate as judges in science fairs and visit schools to educate the students on the benefits of laboratory animal research for humans as well as animals. Membership also provides the opportunity to play an active role in the laboratory animal research community and serve as a board member.

  • AALAS Learning Library: The AALAS Learning Library (A.L.L.) provides online learning opportunities in professional development and laboratory animal science courses for ongoing education and training. An A.L.L account is available for purchase at a greatly reduced cost with NCB-AALAS membership.

  • Job Search Resources: Provides year round opportunities nationally via the NCB-AALAS job opportunities page.

  • Awards: Professional and technical awards for excellence in the field of laboratory animal science are offered annually at the NCB-AALAS Awards Banquet, giving members the opportunity to nominate deserving staff for awards and to provide them with recognition by their peers.

  • Educational workshops are offered locally at minimal cost to provide training in necropsy, animal handling, surgery and other skills. The NCB-AALAS Newsletter is provided quarterly to members.

  • Educational and fun outings to local sites such as the Marine Mammal Center, Coyote Point, whale watching.

  • Networking: Opportunities to network locally with others in the laboratory animal research field.

  • The Annual Educational Symposium which brings together vendors, researchers, experts, and members to network and learn about current developments in research, science, compliance, as well as new developments and products for animal care. It’s also an opportunity to have fun!

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Fall Educational Symposium ← Past ::: Future → NCB-AALAS Happy Hour!


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AALAS District 8 Action

SAVE THE DATE: 2018 District 8 Meeting May 9-11 at the The Duke Hotel, Newport Beach, CA

District 8 of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) is one of eight AALAS District divisions in the United States. District 8 encompasses Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii, Idaho, Nevada, Montana, Oregon, Utah, and Washington. AALAS District 8 has within it's boundaries 10 of the nearly 50 affiliated Branches of the Association. Each District has 2 elected members to the AALAS Board of Trustees who, along with the Officers, serve as the governing body of AALAS. The 2017 D8 Meeting was in March.

D8 Website

The Usual Suspects

Send us your photos from NCB-AALAS events, along with brief notes on names places and happenings so we can record some history together. Our generous volunteer directors have been so busy running events like the annual Educational Symposium that we miss recording the actual day. So let's do it individually and gather pix from cell phones that were on scene! Send the goods to Carl at web services.

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