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Laboratory for Neurobehavior

Opened in January of 2009, the new Laboratory for Neurobehavior at Vanderbilt is the largest of its kind in academia.  This state of the art facility is 9000 square feet and contains separate state of the art research suites for both rats and mice.


Faculty and Staff

Mouse Behavior

Fiona Harrison, Ph.D., Scientific Director
John Allison, Ph.D., Core Manager
Krista Paffenroth, Research Assistant

Rat Behavior

Ron Emeson, Ph.D, Scientific Director

Animal Care Staff

Carlotta Brooks, Animal Care Facility Manager

External Consultants

Jacqueline Crawley, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health
Andrew Holmes, Ph.D, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Garet Lahvis, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Supporting Centers

Vanderbilt Brain Institute

Ron Emeson, Ph.D., Director
Bruce Carter, Ph.D., Associate Director for Education and Training
Aurelio Galli, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research Strategy

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Director
Laurie Cutting, Ph.D., Associate Director


You can visit the Murine Neurobehavioral Laboratory website here or the Rat Neurobehavioral Laboratory website here.  Alternately, you can use the links in the adjacent side bar while visiting any of the Mouse Behavior pages.