Behavior Testing Core


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Behavior Testing Core

Behavior Testing Core Facility

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.

BTC is part of the Salk Institute Neuroscience Core Center and is supported by:

National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke

Acknowledging Core Support

For submitting manuscripts that have made use of services or resources from this core, PLEASE ACKNOWELDGE SUPPORT by inclusion of the following information:

“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»


Salk Institute for Biological Studies

10010 N Torrey Pines Rd
La Jolla, CA 92037

Telephone: (858) 453-4100

Nick Andrews, PhD
Director, Behavior Testing Core​
Cell: 617 678 7494