The Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory was established in 2007 to help the neuroscience communities of Stanford University, external academic labs and for-profit organizations.
We are a one-stop establishment for in vitro, in vivo and ex vivo experiments. We have supported more than 250 laboratories across 30 external institutions worldwide, conducting over 500 independent studies supporting NIH grants, and producing 60 publications.
We provide expertise in all aspects related to the design and implementation of experiments, as well as data analysis and interpretation.
We specialize in:
- In vitro target validation, compound screening, and dose response of novel therapeutics
- Blood-brain barrier permeability, pharmacokinetic, pharmacodynamic, maximum tolerated dose and toxicology
- In vivo efficacy and phenotyping studies in mouse and rat models of CNS diseases
- Ex vivo target confirmation studies
The Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory is a state-of-the art facility designed to serve as a time-efficient and cost-effective service center for researchers in need of behavioral and neuropharmacological analyses in rodents. We will provide expertise in all aspects related to the design and implementation of behavioral experiments as well as data analysis and interpretation. The facility is fully equipped to accommodate a full battery of behavioral tests relevant to learning and memory, sensory gating, place/ fear conditioning, motor function, nociception, and anxiety-related behaviors. We are specialized in genetic and pharmacological phenotyping in both mouse and rat. In addition, we provide expertise in an array of acute and chronic experimental models of neurodegenerative disorders such as stroke and ischemic brain injury.
Associate Professor of Neurosurgery, Neurology & Comparative Medicine
Director, Stanford Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory (BFNL)
Nay Lui Saw
Laboratory Manager, Stanford Behavioral and Functional Neuroscience Laboratory (BFNL)
Other Lab Staff
Andrew Evans, PhD
Jennifer Lin, PhD
Tereza Kolesnikov, PhD
Erwin Defensor, PhD
Soheil Falsafi, PhD
Heui Hye Park