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 Meeting

Branch meetings are fun, educational, and welcoming events! They are held on the third Wednesday of January, March, September, and November.​ Contact us below if you would like more information!​

Registration: 5:00
Social Hour: 5:00
Buffet Dinner: 6:00
Speaker: 6:45
Business Meeting: 7:30 
Cost: $25 Member, $30 Non-Member

As our old location is no longer available for meetings, please note that our next meeting will be IN-PERSON (depending on CDC guidance/pandemic situation at that time) on September 21, 2022 at Hilton Garden Inn

6004 Fair Lakes Rd, East Syracuse, NY 13057



Our Annual Awards Night is held on the third Wednesday in September. Please follow the link for more information, including nomination process and award criteria.

Awards Nomination Deadline is

August 15, 2022!

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

2021-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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