VUMC S.R. Light Laboratory Surgical Facility

Overview of Services

Provision of surgery-related services for vertebrate animals. Light Laboratory houses a 1,500 square-foot state-of-the-art large animal study area and 700 square feet of pre- and postoperative areas and instrument rooms. A 1,000-square-foot simulation lab is located within the Light Laboratory and provides training resources for house staff and residents. 


Director: José A. Diaz, M.D.
Laboratory Manager: Jamie Adcock, LVMT

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours Location

Monday - Friday
8:00am - 5:00pm  

Medical Center North, CC-2332


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Billing Number Activation

 VUMC Investigators with VUMC center numbers:
  All VUMC billing numbers are activated in iLab via a nightly feed from Workday. Grant Worktags are auto-assigned to the PI's lab group. All other funds (Cost Centers, Gift or Program Worktags) must be claimed within the PI's Lab Group.
 VU Investigators with VU CoA or POET numbers:
  VU users will manage the VU billing numbers via the webform on the VUMC Office of Research website
 Vanderbilt Investigators with VA (Veteran Affairs) funding: 
  Contact the VUMC Office of Research at to request access to your VA funding.  All investigators with VA funding are assigned a VA billing number (999999xxxx). The VUMC Office of Research manages VA billing numbers in coordination with the VA Research Administration.