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LARC is an unconventional animal facility with SPF rodent vivarium, small animal imaging core, diagnostic, cell culture and research labs. As a Founder and Director of LARC, I always envision it as a unique research platform to provide excellent research animal models with humane care as well as advanced infrastructure for researchers. A place that provides and supports quality in vivo research to promote animal and human health. A platform that helps to narrow the boundaries between different disciplines, support multidisciplinary research and allowing advances and innovation in basic, biological, biomedical and pharmaceutical sciences. In the year 2015, LARC started providing services and support to the academics and research community. Since then it continues to provide humane animal care, animal research, consultation, training and support for faculty, researchers and graduate students at the country level. We are committed to minimize the use of animals when there is no alternative to study in-vivo research hypothesis. Animals in the facility closely monitored with humane care by licensed personnel. LARC is a member of the American Association for Laboratory Animal science (AALAS) and International Council for Laboratory Animal Science (ICLAS). I invite you to visit our website and learn more about LARC.

I invite you to visit our website and learn more about LARC.

Thank you,

Dr. Hamda Al-Naemi,
LARC Founder and Director

Short Bio

Dr.Hamda Al-Naemi is the Founder and Director of the Laboratory Animal Research Center (LARC) at Qatar University. Dr.Al-Naemi is Assistant Professor of Physiology in the Department of Biological and Environmental Sciences. She has an extensive experience as zoologist, biologist and physiologist with wide academic and administrative knowledge. She is a member of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science (AALAS) and American physiological society (APS). She served in many ethics, academic, social committees and has many initiatives such as undergraduate, graduate courses as well as research projects and training programs.

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To be a pioneer and a model center in providing quality laboratory animal care, and excellent services to support biomedical research at Qatar.


The Laboratory Animal Research Center (LARC) of Qatar University is committed to provide quality animal husbandry and veterinary care to support the leading role of the University in education and research. LARC also supports in developing research collaborations to gain strong knowledge and skills in cardiovascular and cancer research that contributes to improve the quality of life.