Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory

The Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory at the Wu Tsai Neurosciences Institute provides a preclinical discovery platform for central nervous system (CNS) target validation in preclinical in vivo and in vitro models.

Our well-validated neurobehavioral assessment tools in CNS disease models provide a unique platform for the screening and profiling of experimental therapeutics and genetic rodent models. We aim to accelerate the progress of both fundamental and applied studies of nervous system function. We collaborate with academic laboratories, non-profit foundations, and biopharmaceutical companies worldwide to support the understanding of human CNS disorders and development of therapeutic interventions.

We've added new tools and services to our repertoire! Have a look at the latest models and research platforms in our 2022 Brochure.


Mehrdad Shamloo, PhD

Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology & Comparative Medicine
Director, Stanford Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory (BFNL)