Rodent Preclinical Phenotyping Core

Overview of Services

Texas A&M Institute for Genome Sciences and Society (TIGSS) has established several shared resources to support genomics research. The Rodent Preclinical Phenotyping Core houses various instruments to measure and quantify mouse physiology and behavior. We offer a wide variety of state fo the art equipment to help expedite comprehensive research in many fields, including Behavior, Cardiovascular, Cancer, Chemical, Metabolic, Skeletomuscular, and Histology. Consultation, training, and experimental support are available upon request.


Our Mission

The murine model provides an invaluable vector to study the effects of genetic, biotic, and environmental agents across a population. Our mission is to provide the resources necessary for a multidisciplinary field of investigators to research these effects and potential solutions to those impacted.  

- Your Rodent Pre-Clinical Phenotyping Team


Core Tenents

Maintain a wide suite of state-of-the-art equipment supporting metabolic, skeletomuscular, cardiovascular, behavioral, cancer, and molecular assays for detailed murine phenotyping.

Oversee investigator experimental consultations and extensive training on all equipment within our suite.

Understand the various needs of our clients to help determine the optimal molecular, physiological and behavioral assays necessary to address their research goals.

Support multi-disciplinary teams of investigators in obtaining preliminary data for new grant applications and publications.

Enable access to the unique mouse genetic reference population – the Collaborative Cross.



Alexandra Trott, Ph.D. |Associate Director

Orion Hicks | Research Assistant

Marcy Bundick | Business Administrator

Location and Hours of Operation

Hours      Location

Open 24/7

Staffed Monday-Friday 9:00 am - 5:00 pm 

     0972 Agronomy Rd. 
     College Station, TX. 77843

Links and Resources

  1. Rodent Preclinical Phenotyping Website
  2. New Client information form


Name Role Phone Email Location
Alexandra Trott, PhD
Associate Director
Reynolds Medical Building 473A
Orion Hicks
Research Assistant
Reynolds Medical Building 440
Marcy Bundick
Business Administrator I
Reynolds Medical Building 440

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