Pre-Clinical Laboratory - Center for Clinical Translational Research (CCTR)

 Overview of Services

The staff of the Pre-Clinical Research Laboratory can assist you with all stages of your pre-clinical animal studies:

  • Experimental design
  • Grant application
  • Budgeting
  • IACUC application
  • Study execution (technical and surgical support, facilities, equipment). 

We have experience with animal models in small to large animal species ranging from mice through pigs and sheep. If needed, we can help you identify possible collaborators from the College of Veterinary Medicine.

 Getting Started

To register for an account:

  1. In the upper-right-hand corner of the screen, click 'Register' and 'Register using Purdue credentials’.
  2. You will be directed to an authentication page where you will need to enter your Career Account credentials.
  3. Once you have entered your credentials, click the ‘Login’ button
  4. You will be directed to an iLab Registration page where you will need to select your PI/Lab, and verify your contact information.
  5. Once your registration has been submitted, your PI will receive a notification that you have requested membership to their lab in iLab. They will need to approve your membership and assign any Account String for your use.

If already registered:

  1. Click 'Sign In' in the upper right hand corner and select Purdue under ‘Sign in using Purdue credentials’. (IMPORTANT: On initial login, set your account time zone, click 'update', then log out once to set the change.)
  2. Once on the core's page, click the 'about our core' tab to learn more about the core.
  3. Equipment can be scheduled under the 'Schedule Equipment' tab. First-time users do require previous training.
  4. Services can be ordered by creating a 'Service Project' under the 'Request Services' tab

Links and Resources

  1. Pre-Clinical Research Laboratory - induced animal models of human disease
  2. Veterinary Clinical Trials  - spontaneous models of human disease in companion animals
  3. Histology Research Laboratory - histology and image digitization services, policies and fees
  4. Purdue Translational Pharmacology (PTP) - In Vivo sampling of blood and biofluids for drug discovery and toxicology
  5. Center for Comparative Translational Research - mission and focus of the center; education and training opportunities in pre-clinical and clinical comparative translational research
  6. College of Veterinary Medicine


Robyn McCain, BS, RLATg
Laboratory Manager 

Timothy Lescun, BVSc (Hons), MS, PhD, Diplomate ACVS 

Professor, Large Animal Surgery Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences 

Director, Center for Clinical Translational Research (CCTR)


Location and Hours of Operation

Lynn 1243
625 Harrison Street
West Lafayette
IN 47907 

Monday-Friday 7:30-3:30



Name Role Phone Email Location
Robyn McCain
Lynn Hall Rm 1243
Christa Crain
Research Technnician
Lynn Hall Rm 1243