Welcome to MN AALAS!

The American Association for Laboratory Animal Science was established in 1965 as an organization of laboratory animal professionals, including researchers, veterinarians, veterinary technicians, animal care technicians and more! 

Our Mission: To promote the training and education of industry professionals and the general public in laboratory animal research. Our work within MN AALAS shall be a direct reflection of our commitment to the betterment of science and the welfare of the animals used in medical research.

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MN AALAS 2023 Symposium Announcement

Hello MN AALAS Members!

MN AALAS is excited to announce we will be hosting our 3rd Annual Symposium on September 28th, 2023 from 7:00 am to 4:00 pm at the Best Western Premier Nicollet Inn in Burnsville, MN (same location as 2019!).

This year's topic will be "Happy Animals, Happy Employees" with topics focusing on the importance of animal and employee welfare in the laboratory animal environment. Featured topics include team building and morale, animal enrichment, positive animal-human interactions, and more! A preliminary agenda will be released in advance of the event.

Please visit the event page here to register. Early registration is open until August 31st, 2023 - we look forward to seeing you there!


Congratulations to the recipients of the 2022 MN AALAS Awards! 

Technician of the Year Award:  Lizzy Vanasse

Technologist of the Year Award:  Rhianna Golden

Patrick J Manning Award:  Kimberly White

MN AALAS sends a big thank you to Lizzy, Rhianna, and Kimberly, as well as all who were nominated, for their continued commitment to the lab animal science industry!