Scientific Research Services for JAX Faculty


The Mouse Neurobehavioral Phenotyping Facility (MNBF) is transforming The Jackson Laboratory’s ability to assess the behavioral and neurological characteristics of mouse models that reflect human neurological and behavioral disorders. Nearly one-third of JAX faculty — along with all employees within their labs — conducts progressive research on diseases of the neurological system, including Alzheimer’s, ALS, multiple sclerosis, autism, addiction and epilepsy, among others. The Mouse Neurobehavioral Phenotyping Facility (MNBF) is enabling these outstanding investigators to enhance their research through more efficient collaborative team building, cutting-edge infrastructure, the newest neurobehavioral testing tools, and the deepest analyses available anywhere.

The MNBF provides JAX researchers with behavioral phenotyping and behavioral pharmacology support, including assistance with experimental design, consultation, data analysis, and training for researchers interested in becoming proficient in the skills necessary to conduct behavioral assays and phenotyping. The staff encompasses expertise in mouse behavioral assays and neuropsychopharmacology across multiple domains including neuropsychiatric, neurodegenerative and cognitive disorders.