آزمایشگاه عصب‌تحولی حیوانی

Animal Neuro-Developmental Labaratory  

Institute for Cognitive and Brain Sciences (ICBS)
Shahid Beheshti University

 

      

The goal of establishing the neurodevelopmental laboratory in ICBS is to conduct animal studies in the neuroscience field to facilitate development of new therapeutics, particularly targeting neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism. The lab is equipped with a set of behavioral models of neurodevelopmental disorders, stereotactic surgery, and stereological light microscopy with newCAST software, which is being co-operated directly by professors from the universities of Aarhus, Denmark and the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. The 3-D stereological equipment is one of the most modern one in the world and we are happy to be the pioneer center in Iran to apply this software for 3D brain structural quantification.

Services:
1.    Providing advice and facility for 3D quantification of brain structures.
2.    There are some available projects for MSc, PhD students and post.doc which are interested in 3D morphological analysis of brain.

Equipment: 
•    Neuro-Stereology Lab
This lab is equipped with:
•     a BX53 Olympus microscope
•     a motorized stage
•     a microcator
•     Visiopharm newCAST software

 

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Behavioral part
This lab is equipped with:
•    DVR system of 1 TB capacity with 4 cameras
•    Open-filed and Novel-Objects tests boxes
•    3-chamber test boxes


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Biochemical Section
This lab is equipped with:
•    Centrifuge
•    Western blot
•    Shaker
•    Benmari

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