History of the Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center

The Ambystoma Genetic Stock Center is a self-sustaining, breeding colony of the Mexican axolotl (Ambystoma mexicanum) that receives financial support (P40-OD019794) from the Office of the Director at the National Institutes of Health and is located in the College of Medicine at the University of Kentucky. The AGSC is a genetic stock center dedicated to the supply of genetically well-characterized axolotl embryos, larvae, and adults to laboratories and classrooms throughout the United States and abroad.

Our mission is to serve research programs and educators by providing experimental material and expertise and by encouraging and facilitating the exchange of information and ideas.