The CPN‐funded Rodent Behavior Core conducts state of the art rodent behavioral testing for investigators at UMC and other nearby institutions.
The core facility is equipped to perform a comprehensive battery of behavioral tests to thoroughly phenotype overall motor and sensory function of rats and mice as well as specific behaviors of interest to specific investigators (learning and memory, motor function and gait, place/fear conditioning, pain/analgesia, depression‐ and anxiety‐related behaviors).
The Core is equipped to assist in all aspects of rodent behavioral testing including design and execution of behavioral tasks as well as data analysis and interpretation.
-Standard battery screening tests (neurological testing (Irwin Observation Battery), locomotor activity, rotorod),
-simple pain/sensory testing (tail‐flick, hot plate), aggression
-Testing relevant to affective disorders and antidepressant activity (acute – forced swim and tail suspension
-tests and chronic social defeat, chronic mild/unpredictable stress, learned helplessness)
-Testing relevant to fear and anxiety and anxiolytic activity (Pluz maze, zero maze, marble burying)
-Learning and memory (active/passive avoidance, spontaneous alternation, water maze, Barnes maze)
-Assistance with specialized/custom testing as needed (e.g. Sexual behavior, maternal behavior, social interaction)
-Assessing ultrasonic vocalization for pain, anxiety, stress, and sexual and social behaviors.
Animal Behavior Core has not received any reviews.
Animal Behavior Core has not received any endorsements.