Research Acknowledgement

It is extremely important that our grant is cited in all publications resulting from the use of NORC services. Our productivity and effectiveness as a Center is measured in part by the citation of the grant in published work. Please use the following acknowledgement in your publications:

This work utilized Core Services supported by grant DK089503 of NIH to the University of Michigan.

Core Services: Animal Phenotyping: Behavior and In vivo Optogenetics

Behavioral Phenotyping Co-Director Elisa Na, PhD, Medical School

The Animal Phenotyping Core of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center is offering the following at the indicated cost per sample. Prices apply to studies billed directly to a NORC member utilizing a University of Michigan internal account. All others, please contact the Animal Phenotyping Core at 734.615.4968


Optogenetic services Core rates Additional information
Surgeries 56.87 Virus and cannula surgeries are done simultaneously. Only successful surgery with correct placement of virus and fiber cannula will be charged*
Immunohistochemistry* 409.98 Price is for 10 brains. If core performs surgery then verification of cannula placement by immunohistochemistry also needs to be performed by core
Perfusion 20.47 Per mouse
Customizable fiber cannulas 20 Per cannula. Each cannula is tested for > 80% efficiency
Testing cannulas from other vendors 1 Per cannula.
In vivo optogenetic experiments 121.87 Per hour. Please refer to core services for complete list of behaviors


Behaviors Test Assesses Self-service Rates
(per hour)
Core Rates
(per hour)
Learning and memory Spatial Object Recognition Spatial memory 30 71.87
  Novel Object Recognition   30 71.87
  Morris Water Maze   30 71.87
Motor Activity Home cage (Ethovision) Locomotor activity 30 71.87
  Open field test (Photobeam)   30 71.87
Anxiety Open field test (Photobeam) Anxiety-like behavior 30 71.87
  Elevated Plus Maze (Ethovision)   30 71.87
  Novelty suppressed feeding test   30 71.87
Depression Forced swim test Depressive-like behavior 30 71.87
  Tail suspension test   30 71.87
Reward Conditioned Place Preference Food/drug reward 30 71.87
  Wheel running   30 71.87
  Operant conditioning   30 71.87
  Locomotor sensitization/tolerance   30 71.87
Training     41.87 N/A


6434 Brehm Tower
1000 Wall St., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Tel: 734.615.4968
Elisa Na