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Janet Wolforth
Specialized Professional
University of Michigan
Research Interests:
phenotyping, performing surgery, and developing products which make working around rodents more comfortable for the animals and safer for personnel.
University of Michigan
About jhlvt:
I am a certified horse farm manager (since 1980), a licensed veterinary technician (since 1986) and a laboratory animal technologist (since 1996). I enjoy working with rats, mice, horses, and people. My experience in laboratory animal medicine has lead me to invent a method that makes anesthetizing rodents safer for people. I have also designed a more comfortable rodent restrainer.
Publications in PubMed
  1. Fomicheva EV, Turner II, Edwards TG, Hoff J, Arden E, D'Alecy LG, Metzger JM. Double oxygen-sensing vector system for robust hypoxia/ischemia-regulated gene induction in cardiac muscle in vitro and in vivo. Molecular therapy : the journal of the American Society of Gene Therapy 2008 16(9). DOI:10.1038/mt.2008.136.
  2. Hoff JB, Dysko R, Kurachi S, Kurachi K. Technique for performance and evaluation of parapharyngeal hypophysectomy in mice. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS 2006 45(2). DOI:10.1038/mt.2008.136.
  3. Whitesall SE, Hoff JB, Vollmer AP, D'Alecy LG. Comparison of simultaneous measurement of mouse systolic arterial blood pressure by radiotelemetry and tail-cuff methods. American journal of physiology. Heart and circulatory physiology 2004 286(6). DOI:10.1152/ajpheart.01089.2003.
Tips for Managing a Mouse Breeding Room
Laboratory Animal Practitioner
Janet Hoff
Vol.32, No2/June 1999

Methods of Blood Collection in the Mouse
Lab Animal.
Janet Hoff
Vol.29(10): 47-53 Nov. 2000

Of Mice and Horses
Letter to the editor published in the American Quarter Horse Journal Stallion Edition Jan. 2007
History of Education and Employment
Certification in Horse Farm Management 1980
Associate Applied Science 1986
Licensed Veterinary Technician 1986 - 1996
Laboratory Animal Training Technician 1996 - 2001
Coordinator, Center for Integrative Genomics 2001 - present