Rodent Behavior Laboratory

Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Rodent Behavior Laboratory
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Scientific Cores & Shared Resources Rodent Behavior Laboratory

The Rodent Behavior Laboratory at NYU Langone offers equipment, facilities, and expertise that enable investigators to quantitatively assess a broad range of behaviors in mice and rats. We provide an array of technologies and services at reasonable fees, including access to state-of-the-art equipment and facilities and comprehensive research support and training. In addition, we help you generate rigorous and reproducible results on a variety of 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 Langone’s Rodent Behavior 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 helped develop novel touch-screen tests to assess rodent attention, working memory, and reinforcement learning.

To reserve time on an instrument, faculty, staff, and investigators must be registered in iLab. We have also provided iLab login instructions for NYU Langone, NYU, NYU College of Dentistry, and external users.

Requests and Reservations

Request services or reserve instruments using our iLab platform.
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Coming Soon

A new, state-of-the-art laboratory for behavior studies is expected to open in Berg 8 at NYU Langone in 2018. It will enhance both the quality and accessibility of phenotypic characterization for the research community. 

Contact Us

The Rodent Behavior 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 adam.mar@nyumc.org, or Begoña Gamallo-Lana, assistant research scientist, at begona.gamallo-lana@nyumc.org. Call us at 212-263-9295.

How to Acknowledge the Rodent Behavior Laboratory 

Please acknowledge the Rodent Behavior 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.