Animal Behavior Core

Overview of Services

Purdue Animal Behavior Core - Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience  - Purdue University

The Purdue Animal Behavior Core (PABC), part of the Purdue Institute for Integrative Neuroscience (PIIN), is a facility that provides validated behavioral and physiological assays to aid in preclinical research using in vivo models. The core also offers a testing environment for developing novel devices and imaging tools to examine brain and behavior relationships. Using cutting-edge automated technologies, the facility efficiently models a wide range of neurodevelopmental disorders, psychiatric illnesses, neurodegenerative diseases, and spinal cord and traumatic brain injuries.

New Purdue users please go to the 'Request Services' tab go to Training Request/Initial Consultation. Non-Purdue affiliated users please email Dr. Wendy Koss for information.

Use this link to view a short presentation that shows some of our capabilities


Wendy Koss, Ph.D. |Facility Director

Dani Houston|Business Lead

Location and hours of operation

Hours      Location

For Trained Users: 24 hours/7 days per week
For Assistance: 9 AM - 5 PM/M-F 

     Martin Jischke Hall of Biomedical Engineering
     206 S. Martin Jischke Dr. 

PABC website


Springer Nature allows free download of over 400 scientific books from all  disciplines of knowledge - financial-press New Research in Behavior Neuroscience


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Touchscreen CPT task

Functional dissociations between subregions of the medial prefrontal cortex on the rodent touchscreen continuous performance test (rCPT) of attention. PUBMED link - 


Social Defeat Paradigm - 

Neural circuits for coping with social defeat. ELSEVIER LINK -


Ultrasonic Vocalizations of Rodents - 

Ultrasonic vocalizations as a tool in studying emotional states in rodent models of social behavior and brain disease ELSEVIER LINK -


Name Role Phone Email Location
Dr. Wendy Koss
Facility Director
DLR 332