Assessing the consequence of treatment on general health and behavioral performance improves the translation of animal models to human conditions. The Behavior Testing Core at the Salk Institute (BTC) provides a comprehensive resource for investigators interested in sensory, motor, and complex behavioral testing in mouse and rat models. BTC provides the equipment, trained staff and expert consultation for a wide range of standardized neurobehavioral tests. Users can request individual tests or customized batteries to assess multiple behavior domains. Training is provided to lab personnel for independent use of equipment, or full service testing can be provided by BTC staff. Data interpretation, analyses, and summaries are available at the end of testing for new or previously generated data.
National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke
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“This work was supported by the Behavior Testing Core Facility of the Salk Institute with funding from a NINDS Neuroscience Core Grant.” Please acknowledge core staff where appropriate and consider authorship inclusion when scientific contributions merit.
Please link each publication stemming from work performed in the core to your MyNCBI account. This will ensure that the contributions from NIH are appropriately acknowledged in renewal and continuation applications. This NIH requirement must be satisfied as part of our efforts to provide consistent access to stabling funded core resources. Information on how to link publications can be found here»
10010 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037
Telephone: (858) 453-4100
Nick Andrews, PhD
Director, Behavior Testing Core
Cell: 617 678 7494