Animal Behavior Core

Understanding Animal Models of Disease

Monitoring animal behavior and physical presentation is key to understanding animal models of disease, as well as assessing the effects of therapeutic agents.

The Animal Behavior Core supports both basic and translational research by providing a variety of tests to meet the researcher’s needs, including but not limited to ultrasound, measurements of social ability, memory and learning, and motor function.

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Equipment and Services


Motor coordination and function:

Learning and memory:

Visual acuity:

Lung physiology:

  • Buxco Small Animal Whole Body Plethysmography*

Social and other behavior:

Circadian Rhythm/Activity

  • Running Wheel Activity Monitors

Heart Function

  • Echocardiogram

*Equipment owned by individual labs, which offer shared usage upon request.

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