Scientific Research Services for JAX Faculty


The Neurobehavioral Phenotyping Core (NBP) is a Scientific Service housed in the Center for Biometric Analysis. NBP provides expertise to the scientific community to evaluate short and long-term behavioral features on mouse genetic models of human disease. 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.

The NBP is currently providing 35 different assays assessing general activity, sensorimotor phenotypes, and cognitive abilities.  All assays are validated and designed to provide the optimal data output. Our staff have extensive expertise in phenotyping the behavior of mouse models for neurological diseases including neuropsychiatric and neurodegenerative disorders. In addition to performing behavioral phenotyping, we offer training, scientific consultation, and assistance with experimental design, data analysis and interpretation.