Animal Behavior Core

The Animal Behavior Core, supported by the Dominick P. Purpura Department of Neuroscience and the Rose F. Kennedy Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities Research Center, provides expert staff and equipment for testing the behavior of mice and rats. These tests are broadly applicable to the study of heritable and developmental disorders of cognitive function, sensorimotor disorders, psychiatric and affective disorders, metabolic disorders, cancer, neuropathological and infectious diseases, aging and reproductive function.

  • Dedicated space, apparatus and software
  • Expertise in design, analysis and execution of behavioral studies
  • Assistance in the preparation of grants, manuscripts, posters, presentations and animal protocols
  • Development of assays and models to suit specific needs
  • Validated and reliable functional testing of rodents in a broad range of behavioral domains, including cognitive, affective/emotional, social, sensory, motor and reproductive

Location and Contacts

Animal Behavior Core Kennedy Center B34, B37 & 615