Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

Comprehensive Transplant Center

Microsurgery Core


Provide high quality microsurgical services to support all principal investigators in need of small animal surgical models and to offer consultations on any issues pertaining to microsurgical techniques in small animal models.

Develop novel animal models that may complement ongoing studies or help investigators explore novel ways to test their hypotheses in vivo.

Staff and Facilities

The microsurgical core facility has two surgical stations for the performance of microscopic animal surgery. It is staffed by four experienced surgeons who have successfully performed rodent procedures including heart, kidney, liver, intestine, ovary and pancreas transplantation, as well as skin grafting and ileocecal resection.

List of Microsurgery Procedures

View the current facility price list for Microsurgery procedures.

Research Projects Previously/Currently Utilizing Core

Starting a Project

To discuss starting a transplant specific project using the services of the Microsurgery Core of the Comprehensive Transplant Center, please contact:

Zheng Jenny Zhang, MD

Jiao-Jing Wang

Zheng J Zhang, MD

Zheng Jenny Zhang, MD
Director, Microsurgery Core

Jiao-Jing Wang
Lab manager, Microsurgery Core

Microsurgery Core Brochure

To read additional information about this core download the brochure.