Organized in 1961, the National Capital Area Branch (NCAB) of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science is the local affiliate of AALAS. NCAB has grown into a major educational organization promoting improvements in the humane care and use of laboratory animals and the advancements of laboratory animal science.

The NCAB serves the District of Columbia, Maryland, and Virginia.

NEW!! Check it out!!

  • Nominations for President and Secretary are now being accepted.

  • Join us for our Fall Annual Picnic at Gaver Tree Farm in New Market, MD on 10/17/15 from 4-6pm!! Please see the Flyer for more information and RSVP by 10/12/15!


October is all about the Smithsonian's National Zoo's Giant Pandas from 1972-2015.

Our Guest Speaker, Margie Gertzman, will offer a volunteer;s insight into the Smithsonian's National Zoo as she has been a Volunteer Interpreter (Docent) and Behavior Water (Giant Pandas) for ten years. Margie will review the history of the Giant Pandas at the Smithsonian's National Zoo, explain her volunteer roles and of course, share information on the Zoo's newest addition!

When: Thursday, October 8, 2015

Time: 5:00pm -7:00pm

Where: BioReliance 14920 Broschart Road Rockville, MD, 20850

**Advance registration required. Photo ID needed at the door for meeting.**

AALAS 66th National Meeting

Join in the festivities after the national meeting by attending


a Charitable Gala!

See more information in our events calendar!

AALAS Foundation


Show Microsoft Who Really Upgrades Our World -

Vote for the AALAS Foundation!

Help the AALAS Foundation win $50,000 so we can tell the WORLD about the GREAT THINGS being done by the AMAZING PEOPLE and ANIMALS working in biomedical research!

Microsoft is looking to support nonprofits who are improving the world. You may have heard who recently won one of their "Upgrade Our World" awards. 

All you have to do to vote for us is:

  • Go to Microsoft's "Upgrade Your World" website
  • Scroll down until you see the words: "I vote for @ {enter nonprofit's handle} to   #UpgradeYourWorldUSA #Vote" 
  • Insert aalasFoundation in the box that says {Enter Nonprofit's handle}
  • Then, click on the "Vote on Facebook" or "Vote on Twitter" buttons to cast your vote!

You can VOTE FOR US ONCE PER DAY between now and September 23, 2015 at 11:59 pm PT. So mark your calendar to vote EVERY DAY until the contest deadline.

Share this information with your colleagues, family and friends! Help us show the world who TRULY makes a difference in the USA and the WORLD! 

 Questions? Contact us at

AALAS Foundation Silent Auction

The AALAS Foundation is doing the Branch Challenge again this year!   Each item donated to the silent auction on behalf of an AALAS branch will receive an entry to win a $50 Amazon Gift Card.  The more items you donate, the better your chances for winning!  Get your branch excited about contributing items that are unique or special to your location and membership.