Welcome Members!

We have an exciting list of meetings, classes, and wet labs to offer you, along with fun networking opportunities! Please check out our Events page or the News section below to stay up to date on everything happening at the New England branch.
Paid membership is required to access the Member's Only features, like registering for events and wet labs. Annual membership is only $20/year so if you are not a member please click the "Register" link to the right and sign up today!

Please feel free to Contact Us and let us know if you have any comments, questions, or requests for what you would like our branch to offer it's members.

Upcoming Meetings
  • Feb 22nd: Broad Institute
  • Mar 22nd: Bay State
  • April 19th: Broad Institute
  • May 17th: TBD
*All dates and venues subject to change

November Meeting:

Q: That time of year again?

A: What is the NEBAALAS Tech Challenge!


The Starr Center at Schepens/MGH

20 Staniford St

Boston, MA

Come test your laboratory animal knowledge in a jeopardy-style contest with and against your peers! 

There will be six (6) teams with up to six (6) people per team going head to head answering questions at the ALAT, LAT, and LATG level. This event is geared towards TECHNICIANS; please no managers/vets/supervisors, etc.

Prizes awarded for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place teams!

1st place: 1-yr NEBAALAS membership, $50 gift certificate, the coveted Golden Turkey

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2nd place: 1-yr NEBAALAS membership, $25 gift certificate

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3rd place: 1-yr NEBAALAS membership

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You must be a CURRENT member of NEBAALAS to play on a team

(But feel free to join before registering!)

If you are interested in registering a team please email Katie Allen at kathryn.allen@intelliatx.com or call at 857-706-1094. You will need to have a team name as well as the first and last names of the members on the team. 


Tech Challenge Raffle 


  All Expenses Paid to the 2018 QUAD SYMPOSIUM

            Sponsored by:  

Total MRO

Trip Includes:

  2 Nights Stay @ Foxwoods Hotel-Casino & QUAD Registration Fees!  

    Eligibility To Win:

            Must be PRESENT at the November 2017 Tech Challenge NEBAALAS Meeting!!
       Must be a Cage Wash Technician, Animal Care Technician or Veterinary Technician (No Supervisors or Managers are eligible to win) 
      Must be a current NEBAALAS member.

      Drawing will be held during

      November 2017 NEBAALAS Tech Challenge Meeting!

      Come and win a FREE TRIP-No cost to enter raffle!  

      Congratulations to NEBAALAS’s 2017 VP-elect Matthew Flegal!

      Matt Flegal has been our Program Chair/Co-Chair for several years.

      We are very excited that he will be serving as VP-elect this coming year!

      District 1 Training Wet-LabLearn to intubate rats, suture, and more!

      Wet-lab will be led by Melissa M. Haskell DVM, DABT,  Irina Toore MS, and Krista Bigiarelli BS, RLATG of Kent Scientific. 

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      Day will include a morning snack and a lunch break. 

      Aug 04, 2017

      10:00am - 4:00pm

      Yale University

      Registration: $65

       Register Here!

      Fundamentals of Research Surgery for Technicians 12-Week Course!

      Interested in getting an ALAAS or Academy of Surgical Research Certification, or just want to expand your knowledge of research surgery? This 12-Week course will provide students with the fundamentals of surgical research, and will allow technicians to better troubleshoot problems, develop high quality procedures, and generate better data while providing more humane care to their research subjects. Topics will include anesthesia, analgesia monitoring, aseptic technique, basic surgical technique, post-operative care and assessments, and closure methods!


      Day: Wednesday

      Time: 2:30pm-3:30pm

      Start Date: July 12th, 2017

      Where: Biogen, 125 Broadway, Cambridge MA

      Duration: 12 Weeks

      Instructor: Matt Flegal


      Max Limit: 14 People

      Registration Opens: 6/26/2017

      Cost: $100 per person

      If you have any questions about attendance and membership please either post on the site discussion board or email us at info.nebaalas@gmail.com

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      We are saddened to announce that Jim Scott, Sr, has passed away. Jim was very active in the early days of NEBAALAS. Below is a letter from his son, along with a link to his obituary.

      Dear Friends,

      It saddens me to inform you that my dad, Jim Scott, Sr. passed away peacefully on April 21 at the age of 91.

      As many of you know he owned Old Mother Hubbard - Wellness Pet Food Co. along with Scott’s Distributing from 1961 until his retirement in 2008.

      He loved our lab industry and it was always the main topic of our conversations at lunch. He was interested in knowing what’s new in the business and how all of you were. It made him very happy when Scott’s Distributing merged with PharmaServ and became ScottPharma Solutions in 2016.

      Jim will be truly missed by his family, friends and business associates.


      Tom Scott

      President ScottPharma Solutions

      His obituary link is below.


      May Monthly Meeting

      Maximize Your Talent, Create Opportunities!

      May 25, 2017

      Event Page

      Join us for a fun night of networking and learning new skills in career development! The speaker of the evening is William Singleton, DVM, of ACTS Training who will talk about "maximizing your talent". 

      The nights events are as follows:

      5:00PM: Social Hour

      6:00PM: Talk by William Singleton on how to "Maximize Your Talent, Create Opportunities"

      Breakout sessions on resume writing, interview practice and a round table discussion on career development.



      Registration Closed

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      Registration for the Introduction to Rodent Surgical Principles and Techniques Wet Lab is now closed. Thank you for registering, we will see you on 4/27/2017!

      Next session planned for 5/30/17. Check back on 5/24/17 for more details and registration.

      Rodent Surgical 
      Principles and Techniques 

      Wet Lab


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      This wet lab will provide attendees an overview of the following:

      1. Aseptic Technique
      2. Instrument Handling
      3. Incision Methods
      4. Suturing and Alternative Closures
      5. Dissection and Tissue Handling

      Previous handling is recommended.


      Attendance is limited to 5 People 

      Registration Opens on 4/14/17

      Cost is $50 per person.

      If you have questions about attendance and membership please contact: info.nebaalas@gmail.com

      Attendees must wear a pair of closed toed shoes NOT worn in any other vivarium.

      Please make sure payment for this wet lab has been made prior to arrival. If you have not paid you MUST bring your payment in the form of cash or check or you will not be permitted to attend.



      16 Divinity Ave

      Cambridge, MA


      Take the Red Line to the Harvard Square stop. Walk through Harvard Yard and down Divinity Ave one block. The Biolabs Buidling is the large brick building on your right, just a six minute walk from Harvard Square.  


      Driving directions to the Biolabs, 16 Divinity Ave, Cambridge, MA from Biolabs, 16 Divinity Ave 


      Harvard Parking on Site for a fee, metered parking on the streets around the site and public parking in Harvard Square.

      Mouse Model Generation using CRISPR/Cas Technology

      April 20th, 2017

      Event Page

      Come join us for a fun filled night! We will start off with a networking social hour, followed by a presentation by Michael Walden on CRISPR/Cas Technologies.

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      • 3:30 – 5:00 Board Meeting – please join us!!
      • 5:00 – 6:00 Networking/Social Hour
      • 6:00-7:00 Mouse Model Generation using CRISPR/Cas Technology by Jackson Laboratories Michael Walden, Opportunity Development Manager


      Becker College

      Borger Academic Center

      Science Lecture Hall Room 108

      Leicester, MA 01524

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      Save the Date!

      COST: $100 per course 
      NEBAALAS Members ONLY
      (check payable to NEBAALAS or pay online)
      DAY / TIME: Mondays 4:30pm – 6:30pm (Time changed) (except Tuesday 4/18, Thursday 4/27 and Tuesday 5/30).
      CLASS STARTS: Monday April 3rd, 2017
      Mass General Hospital
      185 Cambridge Street
      Room 3110
      Boston, MA
      DURATION: 13 Weeks
      INSTRUCTOR: Angie Heiser

      Please sign in with Security &

      wait in lobby for escort to 3rd floor

      If you have any questions or to put your name on the enrollment list, please contact:
      Angie Heiser
      617-643-4572 Office Phone

      DAY / TIME: Tuesdays 4:00pm – 6:00pm
      CLASS STARTS: Tuesday April 4th, 2017 (Start delayed one week)
      Intellia Therapeutics
      40 Erie Street
      Room 1330, 1st Floor
      Cambridge, MA
      DURATION: 14 Weeks
      INSTRUCTOR: Katie Allen as wellas various guest instructors

      There is free parking on Waverly St. at the corner of Waverly and Erie

      If you have any questions or to put your name on the enrollment list, please contact:
      Katie Allen

      857-706-1094 (Office)
      617-510-7722 (Cell)

      DAY / TIME: Wednesdays 4:00pm - 6:00pm
      CLASS STARTS: Wednesday 3/22/17
      WHERE: Novartis
                    250 Massachusetts Ave Room 1A-160
                    Cambridge, MA

                    1st Floor
      DURATION: 12 Weeks
      INSTRUCTOR: Dotty Paquin

      ***2007 LATG Book version (reprinted 2012) will be used***

      If you have any questions or to put your name on the enrollment list, please contact:
      Dotty Paquin
      Phone: +1 617 460 4276 (c)


      A certificate will be given to each student at the completion of the course (minimum attendance – 10 classes to receive certificate)

      It will be helpful if during this class, you have access to the following references:
           1). AALAS ALAT Training Manual
           2). AALAS ALAT Work Book
           3). Guide for the Care and Use of Lab Animals
           1). AALAS LAT Training Manual
           2). AALAS LAT Work Book
           3). Guide for the Care and Use of Lab Animals
           1). AALAS LATG Training Manual (2007 version)
           2). AALAS LATG Work Book (2007 version)
           3). Guide for the Care and Use of Lab Animals

      a proud sponsor of the AALAS Learning Library.  Shaping the future leaders of Lab Animal Science. 

      Brian Gallagher
      Vice-President, Sales 
      In NY:


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