Morris Water Maze for studying spatial learning and memory in rodents
James P. Shaffery, D.Phil. - Associate Core Director
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, UMMC
Guyton Building, Room G111-2
Phone: (601) 984-6684
Fax: (601) 984-5899
Anna Roller - Researcher IIDepartment of Psychiatry and Human Behavior Guyton Building, Room G114 Phone: (601) 984-5744
Fax: (601) 984-5899 E-mail: 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
UMMC Rates (Federal and Nonfederal).
Effective January 1, 2015
Room Rental Only
$10/hr to a max 5 hrs/day.
(i.e. Daily Rate=$50)
$32/hr for total time required for experiment including setup, running experiment, cleanup, data analysis and data summary.
$12/hr to a max of 5 hrs/day
(i.e. Daily Rate=$60)
$36/hr for total time required for experiment including setup, running experiment, cleanup, data analysis and data summary.
External (Non-UMMC) Rates (Federal and Nonfederal)
All charges are as above for UMMC users plus a 49.5% surcharge to cover indirect costs. Due to IACUC regulations, all non-UMMC users will be on a fee-for-service basis rather than a room/equipment rental basis.
$15/hr to a max of 5 hrs/day
(i.e. Daily Rate=$75)
$33/hr for total time required for experiment including setup, running experiment, cleanup, data analysis and data summary.
1-2 days of use in a month-$45; 3 or more days of use in a month-$80 for every 5 days of use.
$50 per day for recording plus maintenance fees as for most experiments as about. Maintenance fees will be negotiated on a case by case basis for usage longer than 5 days.
2500 North State Street
Jackson, MS 39216
General Information: 601-984-1000
Patient Appointments: 888-815-2005