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CISAB Mechanisms of Behavior Lab


Overview of Services

The CISAB Mechanisms of Behavior Core Laboratory is a core facility offered by the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior (CISAB) at Indiana University Bloomington.

We operate as a non-profit recharge center for internal users. We provide the supplies and reagents required to perform a variety of common molecular and endocrine techniques, which we then bill at cost to IU research grants upon completion. These include hormone extraction, enzyme immunoassay (EIA/ELISA), nucleic acid extraction, PCR, gel electrophoresis, and quantitative PCR. We also provide access to a variety of specialized laboratory equipment, at little to no cost to internal users.

The laboratory director provides users with individualized training on how to use the equipment and/or perform billable techniques themselves. Possibilities also exist for collaborations in which certain techniques may be performed by lab personnel.

Approved external users may be permitted to use lab equipment and/or perform billable techniques at 33% mark-up. General lab maintenance and equipment repair are subsidized by the Center for the Integrative Study of Animal Behavior.

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 Hours of Operation and Location

Hours Location

Lab director is on site between 8AM-4PM most weekdays (subject to change)         

Approved users can be granted 24/7 keycard access with their chip-enabled IU ID card


Jordan Hall 348


Links and Resources

  1. CISAB Website
  2. CISAB User Guide


Name Role Phone Email Location
David Sinkiewicz
Lab Director
Department of Biology 1001 E. 3rd St. Jordan Hall 142 Bloomington, IN 47405-7005