Inventory of Equipment by Category
Across 3 procedure rooms there is provision for both stereotaxic and non-stereotaxic surgery. Inhalation anesthesia and anesthesia by parenteral means are catered for.
- Surgical microscopes
- Perfusion table
The philosophy has been to try to automate data collection where possible to reduce experimenter bias and standardize measurements. We have Ethovision XT (Noldus) videotracking systems for monitoring behavior and also AnyMaze videotracking. The following is a list of test systems grouped by functional domain.
For establishing any gross phenotypic observations in new strains we use the SHIRPA test.
Motor Function and Acoustic Startle Reflex
Learning and Memory
Contextual Fear Conditioning (Stoelting), Morris Water Maze, Water T Maze, Y Maze, Novel Object Recognition
3-Chamber Sociability Test, Open field, Elevated Plus Maze, Light/Dark Box, Holeboards, Forced Swim, Tail Suspension, Conditioned Place Preference