NRC Rodent Behavior Core

Overview of Services

The Neuroscience Research Center's Rodent Behavior Core was established to enable laboratories within the Medical College of Wisconsin to perform behavioral analysis on rodents without having to buy costly equipment themselves.

The primary goal of this core facility is to foster a collaborative environment to enhance neuroscience research at the Medical College of Wisconsin. The center is equipped with up-to-date experimental devices, analysis software, multifunctional rooms, and the ability to reserve time, space and equipment for your own research needs.

Funding for the purchase of equipment was provided by the Research and Education Initiative Fund, a component of the Advancing a Healthier Wisconsin Endowment at the Medical College of Wisconsin.


Cecilia Hillard, PhD, Core Director
Chris Olsen, PhD, Behavioral Specialist
Jennifer Sterrett, Core Manager

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location
Open 24/7
Staffed Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.        
Neuroscience Research Center
1st Floor, TBRC

Links & Resources

Rodent Behavioral Core Website


Name Role Phone Email Location
Jennifer Sterrett
Core Manager
Chris Olsen, PhD
Principal Investigator