Pre-Clinical Psychiatry Core

The pre-clinical psychiatry core is a state-of-the-art research facility equipped to conduct a broad range of behavioral tasks for studies in genetic, environmental, and pharmacological models of human neuropsychiatry disorders, and for preclinical efficacy testing of novel therapeutic agents. Qualified and trained investigators have access to state-of-the-art behavioral testing instrumentation, and to provide assistance in the design, implementation and analysis of behavioral experiments in mice and rats.

The animal facility works in tandem with the institutional Animal Welfare Committee, and it meets all standards mandated by the Animal Welfare Act, Center for Disease Control, National Research Council Guide for the Care and Use of Laboratory Animals, Association for Assessment and Accreditation of Laboratory Animal Care – International, and the Public Health Service Policy on Humane Care and Use of Laboratory Animals.