Texas A&M Rodent Preclinical and Phenotyping Core

The Texas A&M Preclinical Phenotyping Core (RPPC) offers preclinical houses various instruments to measure and quantify mouse physiology and behavior to help you at every step in your translational research.  We offer a wide variety of state-of-the-art equipment to help expedite comprehensive research in many fields, including Behavior, Cardiovascular, Cancer, Chemical, Metabolic, and skeletalmuscular. Training and experimental support is available.

At the TPPC, we offer fee-for-service analysis and access to a large quantity of shared workspace instrumentation.



  • Coulbourn Habitest System
  • Noldus Open Field
  • Noldus Three Chamber Sociability
  • Noldus Barnes Maze
  • Noldus Radial Arm Maze
  • Water Maze
  • Rotarod Test (Both Rats or mice)
  • DigiGait
  • Chatillon Force Measurement

Clinical Pathology

  • VetScan HM5 Color Hematology System
  • DxC 700 AU (Serum/Plasma/Urine Chemistry)
  • OsmoPro Multi-Sample Micro-Osmometer


  • ECGenie
  • Hatteras Multi-Channel Blood Pressure Analysis System


  • TSE PhenoMaster
  • Hatteras Metabolic Cage
  • EchoMRI-100
  • EchoMRI-900


  • Leica ASP300 Tissue Processor
  • Leica CM1950 Cryostat
  • Leica EG1150 Tissue Embedding
  • Leica RM2165 Rotary Microtome
  • Leica HistoCore SPECTRA Workstation: H&E, PAS, PAS-Alcian Blue


  • Cytek Aurora Flow Cytometer
  • Bio-Rad Bio-Plex Luminex
  • Protein Simple Jess Automated Western Blot System

Rodent Imaging

  • Vevo 3100 Ultrasound
  • Stortz Endoscope


  • TSE Whole Body Inhalation Chamber: Toxicant (gas, vapor, and aerosol) exposure in their own cage (16 cages).
  • TubeWriter 360: Print anything on various sizes of tubes, vials, microscope slides, and more.