The Rodent Behavior Core provides expertise and services for comprehensive phenotyping of mouse models using a battery of standard behavioral paradigms.

The Core centralizes behavioral assessment facilities and expertise for neuroscience investigators, ensuring that behavioral testing is performed expertly and adheres to best practices in the field. Assessments provided range from sensorimotor, learning and memory, to motivated behavioral measures.

Core Director
Olga (Niki) Kokiko-Cochran, PhD

Core Manager
Julie Fitzgerald

Biomedical Research Tower

Available Services

  • Visual
  • Auditory
  • Olfactory
  • Grip strength
  • Balance/motor skill
Learning and Memory
  • Morris water maze
  • Barnes maze
  • Tone fear conditioning
  • Passive avoidance
  • Anxiety-like behaviors
  • Depressive-like behaviors
  • General activity
  • Conditioned place preference
Social Behaviors
  • Social preference
  • Aggression

Please see our Terms of Service for specifics regarding use of this core.

User Fees

Core performs testing $40 /hour
Training for independent testing $50 /hour
Independent testing $25 /hour
Consultation $50 /hour
Selected Publications

Selected Publications

Publications that have benefitted from behavior core services.