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Behavioral Sciences Facility

Behavioral Sciences Facility Core

The following Environmental Health Sciences Facilities and Cores are not currently receiving or processing samples or conducting experiments due to the University-wide COVID-19 response to cease all non-essential research activities: Behavioral Sciences Facility, Epigenetics Facility, Elemental Analysis Facility, Inhalation Exposure Facility, and Histology Core. Facility and Core staff are still available to respond to inquiries and provide remote consultation related to projects that can be executed at our facilities and cores once the current restrictions on research activities are lifted. For inquiries and consultations, please complete the facility or core request form or contact its director or coordinator by email.

Facility Mission

Our mission is to advance the field of behavioral science by providing high quality services to scientists performing behavioral studies. Our ability to perform both animal and human behavioral testing allows us to work bi-directionally, applying lessons learned from animal work to human studies and vice versa. For this reason, our facility works on the cutting edge of translational behavioral research.

Directors

Dr. Cory-Slechta Dr. Cory-Slechta has over 25 years of experience in animal and human behavioral testing. She has published over 130 papers describing the assessment of multiple behavioral domains in animals and human studies that range from young children to senior adults. Dr. Mruzek Dr. Mruzek is a licensed psychologist and board certified behavior analyst. He has over 20 years of experience conducting standardized measurements in humans across a range of functional domains.

schemaThe Advantage of Bidirectionality Under One Roof

Having a multi-species proficient research group working on your project means that as your research data is being processed, we are able to make suggestions for translational work that might not be apparent to someone who is used to working with just one species.

To see the array of functional domains that can be tested across species, see our animal/human capabilities table.