Behavioral Rooms

The behavioral suites are located on the 4th floor of the animal tower and contain four individual rooms for use by researchers interested in performing mouse behavioral tests. Card access, along with initial training, and signup are required to enter the suite. The equipment and calendar for each room is designated below:

There are additional tests not readily set-up, but available for use as well. These tests include:

  • startle response
  • liquid delivery chambers
  • conditional place preference
  • novel object recognition

Contact Kat Powers to inquire about the use and location of these additional pieces of equipment. These rooms are maintained by Kat and any questions, comments, or concerns about the rooms, their condition, or instructions on how to use any of the equipment should be directed to her either via email at or by calling 860-679-7633.

Upon receiving card access to these rooms from Jody Gridley (860-679-8787 or users must receive a training email from Kat detailing behavioral room procedure. All users must reserve rooms using one of the above calendars. Each room has its own calendar. The rooms may be reserved for ONE of three time blocks: 7 a.m.–1 p.m., 1–7 p.m., or 7 p.m. on. An individual may not schedule more than one block per day for either room.

Equipment administrator:  Dr. Dick Mains,