The Rodent Models section of the IDD Models Core provides technical support for the generation and characterization of transgenic and knockout strains of mice, access to expensive behavioral equipment for mice and rats that can be shared among several investigators, and expertise in the behavioral phenotyping of mouse and rat models of intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD) and related disorders of the central nervous system (CNS). It operates within the Waisman Animal Facility, which is responsible for the care, feeding, and record-keeping related to the use of mice and rats by IDDRC projects and the maintenance of specific rodent models of development, developmental disabilities, and neurodegenerative diseases.
Leadership and Staff
Jules Panksepp, PhD
Rodent Model Core Manager
Animal Care Facility Operations