Contact Information

Primary Contact

Mary Custer
Associate Director


Building 31, Room 3A11
Bethesda, MD 20892

Additional Contacts

Kathy Divi
Scientific Program Analyst


The CCR Animal Resource Program (ARP) plans, develops, and coordinates laboratory animal resources for CCR’s research programs. We also provide training, imaging, and technology development in support of moving basic discoveries to the clinic.

  • Coordinates the use of animal holding spaces within the NCI animal facilities, NIH central animal facilities, and shared animal facilities.
  • Oversees the use of all centrally funded animal resources.
  • Assists with cost-effective options for animal technical support, off-site animal contracts.
  • Coordinates/negotiates animal-related interagency agreements and memoranda of understanding (MOU’s).
  • Serves as liaison to the NCI project officer for the Laboratory Animal Sciences Program (LASP)/LBR contract, the NIH Division of Veterinary Resources (DVR), and the animal program support staff.
  • Provides advice on basics related to working with animals, help with animal study protocol development.
  • Provides site visit animal resource documents.