For our translational behavioural work, we use larval and adult zebrafish as model systems to understand mechanisms underlying human psychiatric disorder. We explore various aspects of behaviour in zebrafish, including short- and long-term memory, attention, impulse control and anxiety. We also carry out physiological assessments, including cortisol, and measures of gene expression and such as immunocytochemistry and qPCR.
We use ZANTIKS equipment for all our larval and adult zebrafish behavioural work. We have developed various protocols in our laboratory, including the spontaneous y-maze exploration test for short term spatial memory.