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The Upstate New York Branch of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science are researchers, veterinarians, technicians, administrative and support persons involved with Lab Animal Research in the Upstate New York area.


A dedicated group of individuals, our goals are to provide:

  • continuing education opportunities

  • a supportive networking environment

  • recognition of accomplishments through awards

  • a fun social environment!



Branch meetings are fun, educational, and welcoming events!


Contact us below if you would like more information or to become a new member!​

Branch Meetings


Our Annual Awards Night is held on the third Wednesday in September.

Click Here for more information on Awards given and their Criteria.

Awards Nomination Deadline is

June 21, 2024!

It's really easy to nominate your co-worker. Just complete and submit below form.

Feel free to nominate as many people for as many awards as you see fit!

"Appreciation is a wonderful thing: It makes what is excellent in others belong to us as well." ~ Voltaire


Award Nomination Form

Your nomination was successfully submitted!

2023-Theresa Kolb

Charles E. Schadler Award




Membership in the Upstate New York Branch AALAS is open to all persons interested in the field of Laboratory Animal Science and runs from January 1 to December 31.


There are four classes of membership. 


  • Full members - $25. Full members have voting rights and may hold office.

  • Student members - $15. Must be enrolled as a full-time student taking an equivalent of twelve semester hours. Student members may not vote or be elected to office but may otherwise be entitled to the privileges of membership. 

  • Institutional memberships - $100. This option provides five full memberships.

  • Vendor memberships - $150. Provides three full memberships plus one business card per company for newsletter advertisement. Additional company business cards for newsletter advertisements are $15.00 per business card.


Member benefits include reduced registration fees at Branch meetings, quarterly newsletter, and educational opportunities. Membership runs from January 1 to December 31 of the following year.

Please make all checks payable to the Upstate New York Branch of AALAS and return with the following form.



Upstate AALAS

For security reasons, we do not publish our meeting location. If you are interested in joining us, or for any other reason, please contact us using the form below!

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