The Mouse NeuroBehavior Core (MNBC) is a newly established, centralized mouse behavioral testing facility conveniently located in the William Black Building of the CUMC campus. The MNBC strives to become an intellectual and technical resource for the CUMC Community, as well as investigators at other neuroscience research institutions. Qualified users have access to state-of-the art behavioral equipment in the 8-room testing suite. We provide full testing service, as well as extensive training to users who want to conduct their own experiments. Our team of experts also provide assistance with breeding, tissue harvesting, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, and publication of results.
The core is fully equipped to test a wide range of behavioral phenotypes in mouse models of CNS diseases, including tests for neonatal development, ultrasonic vocalizations, sensory and motor functions, neurological reflexes, seizure, circadian activity, anxiety and depression-like behaviors, social behaviors, social communication, and complex cognitive functions. We are capable of performing high throughput screening or in-depth analysis, depending on the user’s research need.
Detailed experimental protocols will be available to qualified users in Fall 2017. For a full listing of tests and equipment available in the MNBC facility, click HERE.
For information on consultation, fees, training, scheduling, assistance with preparing IACUC protocols, please contact core Director Dr. Mu Yang.