Centre for Drug Research USM

Animal Behaviour and Electrophysiology Facilities

Animal Behaviour and Electrophysiology Facilities

AOne of the major research facility expansion at the centre upon recognition as a centre of excellence by the Ministry of Higher Education is the establishment of animal behaviour laboratories. Currently, the laboratories support behavioural study using animal models from rodent species. In near future, the centre will have a facility for research projects utilizing zebra fish as model. In addition, the centre also has the facility to support electrophysiological research.

Some of the equipments available to study animal behaviour include: (For full list, please refer to services)

  • Place preference test system (for mice and rats)
  • Operant conditioning system (for mice and rats)
  • Passive/active avoidance system
  • Elevated and modular mazes
  • Morris water maze
  • Rotarod
  • Surgical – Microsurgical microscopes, stereotaxic

Contact persons:

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Centre for Drug Research,
Universiti Sains Malaysia,
11800 USM, Penang, Malaysia.
Tel : +604-658 3444/ +604-653 3888 Ext. 3272  |   Faks : +604-656 8669
E-mail :  dir_cdr@usm.my