Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory

Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory
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Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory

The Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory at NYU School of Medicine offers equipment, facilities, and expertise that enable investigators to quantitatively assess a broad range of behaviors in mice and rats. We provide a variety of technologies at reasonable fees, including access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and comprehensive research support and training to help you generate rigorous and reproducible results on standardized testing protocols. 

We also develop and validate novel paradigms to improve translation of preclinical behavioral results to clinically relevant outcome measures and create better tools for biobehavioral research.

Staff scientists at NYU School of Medicine’s Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory are continually innovating technologies and acquiring new equipment to enable effective research. Recent additions include custom-built running wheels and software for mouse home cages. 

We’ve also created novel touch-screen tests to assess rodent attention, working memory, and reinforcement learning.

Coming Soon

A new, state-of-the-art laboratory for behavior studies is expected to open in Berg 8 at NYU Langone Medical Center in 2017. It will enhance both the quality and accessibility of phenotypic characterization for the research community. As part of this enhanced laboratory, we are acquiring new equipment:

  • a color-based video gait and kinematic analysis unit
  • a rodent incapacitance meter
  • equipment for optogenetic recording and control of neuronal activity in freely moving mice

Contact Us

The Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory is located in Manhattan at the Alexandria Center for Life Science, at 450 East 29th Street in the West Tower, and on the 6th floor of the Joan and Joel Smilow Research Center, located at 522 First Avenue. 

If you have questions about our services or other inquiries, or would like to schedule an educational meeting or training session, email Adam Mar, PhD, director, at, or Begoña Gamallo-Lana, assistant research scientist, at Call us at 212-263-9295.

How to Acknowledge the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory

Please acknowledge the Behavioral Neuroscience Laboratory in the publication of any data produced by or obtained as a result of services or equipment provided by the lab. We encourage you to follow the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities guidelines when considering a lab staff member as an author. We also ask that you let us know of any publications involving our staff or services so that we may track citations and publications. This is an important metric in assessing the lab’s value as a research resource and aids in obtaining further funding.