Hakan Orer, MD.

Faculty Co-Director

Phone: +90 (212) 338-1164

E-Mail: horer@ku.edu.tr

Serkan Kır, PhD.

Faculty Co-Director

Phone: +90 (212) 338-1581

E-mail: skir@ku.edu.tr

Welcome to Animal Research Facilities.

The Experimental Animal Laboratory is a central laboratory in Koç University Research Center for Translational Medicine. The Experimental Animal Laboratory provides the production and care services of the experimental animals required in the research in accordance with national and international standards. Based on the basic principles that are referred to as 3R in laboratory animal science and which are “Replacement” substitution, “Reduction” reduction and “Refinement” elimination, the experimental animals are provided with healthy, high quality and correct usage.

Access to the laboratory and experiment rooms is restricted to researchers who are making studies approved by the ethics committee and who have trained in the use of experimental animals. The staff working in the laboratory are the experts who are certified to use experimental animals. Conventional mice, conventional rats, transgenic mice and immunosuppressed mice races are present in the laboratory. All animals are maintained in individual ventilated hepa-filtered cages (IVC) and daily health checks are carried out by the veterinarian.

The total area of the laboratory is 332 m2 and it consists of 41 independent sections. The area devoted to the research consists of 2 operation rooms, 1 cell culture room, 3 behavior rooms, in vivo imaging room, necropsy room, examination room and other auxiliary rooms. At the same time, embryo production, embryo transfer, cryopreservation and other assisted reproductive biotechnology techniques are applied to experimental animals in the Embryo Research Laboratory located in the laboratory.

Nilhan Coşkun, DVM.

Laboratory Coordinator

Phone: +90 (212) 338-1000

E-Mail: ncoskun@ku.edu.tr


Nilhan Coşkun

Animal Health Specialist

Ahmet Kocabay

Reproduction and Development Assistant Specialist

Mustafa Demir

Technical Maintance Technician

Muhammed Reşat Oğuzkan Yaralı

Animal Care Technician


Official Permissions

Application for IRB

Click for application

KULAM Animal Request

Click for Animal Request Form

Laboratory Appointment

Click for laboratory appointments


Code Species Service 2022
Members of KU Non- KU Members
ARF-01 Mouse Cd1- Balb/c TRY 60,00 TRY 75,00
ARF-02 Mouse C57BL/6j TRY 75,00 TRY 93,75
ARF-03 Mouse Time pregnant (Day 14) Balb/c  Cd1 TRY 250,00 TRY 312,50
ARF-04 Mouse Time Pregnant (Day 18) Balb/c  Cd1 TRY 300,00 TRY 375,00
ARF-05 Rat Wistar Albino TRY 100,00 TRY 125,00
ARF-06 Mouse Scid- Nude TRY 600,00 TRY 750,00

*The above prices do not include VAT.

Code Service 2022
Members of KU Non- KU Members
ARF-07 Mouse care with Tip 1 ( 1-5 mouse/cage) TRY 11,50 TRY 14,38
ARF-08 Rat care with Tip 3 ( 1-3 rat/cage) TRY 15,00 TRY 18,75
ARF-09 Steril care with Tip 1 ( 1-5 mouse/cage) TRY 15,00 TRY 18,75
Code Species Service 2022
Members of KU Non- KU Members
ARF-10 Rodent Bloodletting TRY 20,00 TRY 25,00
ARF-11 Rodent  Anesthesia TRY 25,00 TRY 31,25
ARF-12 Rodent İnhalation Anesthesia TRY 20,00 TRY 25,00
ARF-13 Rodent Euthanasia TRY 25,00 TRY 31,25
ARF-14 Rodent Injection TRY 25,00 TRY 31,25
ARF-15 Rodent Hemogram TRY 50,00 TRY 62,50
ARF-16 Rodent General Health Profile TRY 25,00 TRY 31,25
ARF-17 Rodent Diagnostic Health Profile TRY 25,00 TRY 31,25


*Ketamine/Xylazine Anesthesia cocktail or

*Inhalation anesthesia for every 10 minutes.

** Take the information for price of health profiles

*** General health profile (ALB,ALKP,ALT, AMYL, BUN, Ca, CHOL,CREA, GLU,PHOS, TBIL, TP, GLOB)

Diagnostic health profile (ALB, ALKP, ALT, AMYL, BUN, Ca, CREA, GGT, GLU, LIPA, TBIL, TP, GLOB)

Code Service 2022
Members of KU Non- KU Members
ARF-18 Operation Room  – TRY 150,00
ARF-19 Cell Culture Room  – TRY 75,00
ARF-20 Metabolic Cage TRY 400,00 TRY 500,00