The Douglas Neurophenotyping Centre is a research facility designed to study how specific genes, subjected to environmental influences and stress modify the brain, behavior and cognitive functions in animal models of mental pathologies. It is designed to fully complement information derived from molecular, cellular and imaging studies in order to understand the mechanisms underlying mental illness. Our centre is equipped for, and experienced with, a host of behavioral tests mimicking symptoms associated with psychiatric and neurological disorders.
The Neurophenotyping Centre consists of a team of expert investigators in behavioural neuroscience and animal health technicians trained in behavioural analyses.
The Centre has expertise and capabilities in various behavioural tests for anxiety and stress, learning and memory, motor and sensory function, pain, attention and impulsivity in small rodent animal models. The Centre also has mouse colony phenotyping and genotyping capabilities with high throughput capacity. Quarantine facilities allow for the safe integration of animals from various provenance into behavioural protocols.
*** Please note that the Neurophenotyping Centre is not currently offering services to users outside of the Douglas Research Centre ***