University of Toronto - Dr. Thomas Prévôt
Assessing anxiety and depression in rodents
Dr. Thomas Prévôt from the University of Toronto is developing a new tool to assess anxiety-like and depressive-like behavior in rodents, in order to understand the underlying mechanisms of chronic stress exposure and how it changes either behavior but also molecular and cellular pathology, to mimic the human depression.
PhenoTyper is an instrumented observation cage to measure and test the behavior of laboratory rodents. The team at the University of Toronto, Canada want to assess anxiety-like and depressive-like behavior in a very reliable way. That is why they chose PhenoTyper. It enables them to repeat the assessment in mice models. PhenoTypers helps them to understand how chronic stress can induce depressive-like and anxiety-like behaviors and how these behaviors are related to the cellular and molecular pathology. If you like to learn more about PhenoTyper, please contact us for a free demo!