MUSC Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping Core

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The purpose of the MUSC Mouse Behavioral Phenotyping Core is to provide to both MUSC investigators and other external investigators the equipment, expertise, service and training for testing a range of common mouse behaviors. The core provides a range of behavior testing services to study neurological disorders, such as Autism Spectrum Disorder, intellectual disability, anxiety/depression, and Alzheimer’s Disease. The core performs behavioral testing, data analysis, and data interpretation to interested investigators on a fee-for-service basis. In addition, the core offers personnel training for investigator to have access to the behavior equipment if they prefer to test the mice themselves. Overall, the core provides necessary equipment and expertise to correlate behavioral outcomes of treatments/genetic modifications to cellular/molecular changes of the variants that are observed in their independent labs.

Contact Information:

Rachel Penrod-Martin, Ph.D., Director
Office: BSB 416C


Basic Science Building, Room BSB 416C
Medical University of South Carolina
173 Ashley Ave.
Charleston, SC 29425