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Brian Diethorn, our new President

Brian Diethorn

Branch Business

I hope everyone is having a wonderful summer! We are really excited about this year’s Symposium and the team has been working hard to ensure an educational and enjoyable event for everyone involved. We have a number of changes from the venue to the vendor sponsorships and we think this will enhance your experience. It’s right around the corner, so keep an eye out for all the details. More...


Please join us at our new beautiful venue for the 2017 Education Symposium! San Mateo Marriott San Francisco Airport, September 21, 2017

NCB-AALAS Sponsored ALAT Certification Classes Starting Soon at UCSF

Study to sit for your exam and get certified as an ALAT (Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician) or an LAT (Laboratory Animal Technician).
  When: 2-4pm, Fridays beginning October 6th. The course consists of 18 sessions. Holidays are excluded.
  Where: UCSF
  Instructor: Doug Miller
  Cost: $220 NCB-AALAS member price for the entire 18 week course.
  Don't miss this opportunity to attend an AALAS certification class  taught by Doug Miller. Mr. Miller's classes are very popular due to his success in preparing students for taking their certification exams. Register now at this link.
  For complete program information, visit this link.

Mouse Biomethodology Workshop a Hit

By David Chu
Photos Courtesy Cathy Nguyen
San Carlos - PMI hosted the recent workshop where students learned proper and humane methods of working with the laboratory mouse. Basic techniques includes restraint, dosing, sample collection, for example. Ten experienced and seasoned instructors were on site to ensure optimal instructor to student ratio. Proper methods equals less stressful mice and which leads to better research results. Mice are happier too!


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Lisa Grays, our new Exectutive Treasurer

Lisa Grays

Member News

For the past 18 months, Holly Turner ensured our fiscal solvency and kept NCB-AALAS in good financial shape. She spent many hours managing our associations balance sheets and federal/state tax responsibilities. Holly is stepping down and we thank her for her dedication and service to our community and wish her best of luck in her future pursuits. Per our By Laws, the Board of Directors appointed Lisa Grays without the need for a full general election and Lisa was appointed by an 8-2 vote Board vote. More...