Ian Paul, Ph.D. – Core Director Director, Graduate Program in Neuroscience Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, UMMC Guyton Building, Room G114Phone: (601) 984-5883; fax: (601) 984-5899 E-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
Leia Golden, - Core ManagerDepartment of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Guyton Building, Room G114 Phone: (601) 984-5744; fax: (601) 984-5899 Email: email@example.com
The mission of the Animal Behavior Core facility is to improve the scope and competitiveness of functional central nervous system research at UMMC, COBRE and INBRE facilities in Mississippi by:
The Center for Psychiatric Neuroscience Animal Behavior Core conducts state of the art rodent behavioral testing for investigators at UMMC and other nearby institutions. The core facility is equipped to perform a comprehensive battery of behavioral tests to thoroughly phenotype overall motor and sensory function of rats and mice as well as specific behaviors of interest to specific investigators (learning and memory, motor function and gait, place/fear conditioning, pain/analgesia, depression and anxiety related behaviors). The Core is equipped to assist in all aspects of rodent behavioral testing including design and execution of behavioral tasks as well as data analysis and interpretation.
Ian Paul, PhD, provides overall supervision of the Animal Core. His research focuses on the neurobehavioral effects and mechanisms of antidepressant and other psychiatric pharmacotherapies. He is especially interested in the effects of these drugs on neuronal and behavioral development
Behavioral and neurological phenotyping including neurological assessment (righting, reflex response, arousal, startle, seizure activity), activity balance/coordination, simple pain/sensory testing aggression.
Behavioral testing facilities are equipped with
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