Rodent Behavior and Surgery services are offered to provide Investigators with a range of services designed to generate and evaluate rodent models of human disease.
The mission of the KUMC Rodent Behavior Facility (RBF) is to assist researchers in incorporating and executingsensorimotor behavioral research techniques using rodents in their individual research projects. The KUMC RBF provides both equipment and services, and is available for use following appropriate training and approval.
All users must hold an Animal Care and Use Proposal approved by the KUMC IACUC for the proposed studies. For off-site investigators, a memorandum of agreement must be arranged in advance prior to usage of the facility. The KUMC RBF is supported by Laboratory Animal Resources which furnishes space and veterinary supervision for the facility.
Additionally, core staff offers a range of surgical services that can be utilized to create rat or mouse models of disease, and many biochemical outcomes can be measured using the core's menu of ImmunoAssay offerings. Investigators can choose to utilize the full range of services and enjoy "one-stop-shopping". Alternatively, a subset of services may be employed as needed to conform to specific project demands.