Mouse NeuroBehavior (Institute for Genomic Medicine)


The Mouse NeuroBehavior Core (MNBC) is a newly established, centralized mouse behavioral testing facility conveniently located in the William Black Building of the CUMC campus. The MNBC strives to become an intellectual and technical resource for the CUMC Community, as well as investigators at other neuroscience research institutions. Qualified (trained) users have access to state-of-the art behavioral equipment in the 8-room testing suite. We provide full testing service, as well as extensive training to users who want to conduct their own experiments.


In addition to testing service, we also provide assistance with breeding, tissue harvesting, experimental design, data analysis and interpretation, revising IACUC protocols, grants, and publication of results.

The core is fully equipped to test a wide range of behavioral phenotypes in mouse models of CNS diseases, including tests for neonatal development, ultrasonic vocalizations, sensory and motor functions, neurological reflexes, seizure, circadian activity, anxiety and depression-like behaviors, social behaviors, social communication, and complex cognitive functions. We are capable of performing high throughput screening or in-depth analysis, depending on the user’s research need.

Current rates:

Full service: $85/h 
Self service: $50/h
Training: $120/h
Consultation: FREE



Mu Yang, Ph.D.  (contact)


Wayne Frankel, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

9 am - 5 pm           

650 West 168th Street
Black building 1930
New York, NY, 10032

Links and Resources

  1. Mouse NeuroBehavior Core (MNBC)


Name Role Phone Email Location
Mu Yang, Ph.D.
212-305-2388; Cell: 916-712-8538
Office: Hammer Science Building 611