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Laboratory for Neurobehavior

Opened in January of 2009, the new Laboratory for Neurobehavior at Vanderbilt is the largest of its kind in academia.  This state of the art facility is 9000 square feet and contains separate state of the art research suites for both rats and mice.

Faculty and Staff, Mouse Behavior

  • Danny Winder, Ph.D., Scientific Director
  • Gregg Stanwood, Ph.D., Associate Director
  • John Allison, Ph.D., Core Manager
  • Krista Paffenroth, Research Assistant

Faculty and Staff, Rat Behavior

  • Christine Konradi, Ph.D, Scientific Director
  • Randy Barrett, Ph.D., Core Manager

Animal Care Staff

  • John Farley, Animal Care Facility Manager

External Consultants

  • Jacqueline Crawley, Ph.D., National Institute of Mental Health
  • Andrew Holmes, Ph.D, National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
  • Garet Lahvis, Ph.D., Oregon Health & Science University School of Medicine

Supporting Centers

Vanderbilt Brain Institute

  • Mark Wallace, Ph.D., Director
  • Douglas McMahon, Ph.D., Associate Director for Education and Training
  • Ronald Emeson, Ph.D., Associate Director for Research

Vanderbilt Kennedy Center

  • Elisabeth Dykens, Ph.D., Director
  • Karoly Mirnics, M.D., Ph.D., Associate Director


You can visit the Murine Neurobehavioral Laboratory website here or the Rat Neurobehavioral Laboratory website here.  Alternately, you can use the links in the adjacent side bar while visiting any of the Mouse Behavior pages.

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This page was last updated November 5, 2009 and is maintained by Denise Malone