“If you can dream it, you can do it. Always remember that this whole thing started with a dream and a mouse.”

Walt Disney


  • Conduct reliable and validated mouse behavior tests for investigators at University of Kentucky.

  • Ensure that qualified and trained investigators have access to state-of-the-art instrumentation and expertise necessary to perform behavior tests.

  • Provide assistance in the design, implementation and analysis of behavioral experiments in mice.

To use the behavior core, complete the RBC Service Request Form and submit to the core.
For more information, follow this link: About Us

Behavior Tests Offered

The RBC offers validated and reliable testing of mice over a broad range of physiological and behavioral domains, including general health, cognitive, emotional, sensory, and motor function.
For a description of services offered, follow this link: Behavior Tests Offered


The Fee Structure of the RBC is 3-tiered and is based on the tests and personnel time required.

RBC alone: most expensive; the RBC technicians perform the assays.

RBC + Lab: a discount on some assays if one of the lab personnel is trained by RBC staff and then works with the RBC technician to perform the assays.

Lab alone: a further discount if the trained lab personnel uses the RBC facility on nights or weekends, with no RBC staff involvement.


For a list of frequently asked questions, follow this link: Frequently Asked Questions

Core Staff & Location


Bruce O’Hara, PhD

Technical Staff

Deann Hopkins

Core Location

Biological Pharmaceutical Building
789. S. Limestone
Lexington, KY 40536-0596

Biopharm building, rooms 059A, 059C, 059E
RBC Location Map