The Vanderbilt DRTC supports the following shared core resources:
- Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core
(Alan Cherrington, Ph.D., Director)
provides assays of hormones, metabolites, lipid, and amino acid profiles for
DRTC-affiliated investigators at Vanderbilt and for investigators at other institutions.
- Metabolic Physiology Shared Resource Core (David Wasserman, Ph.D., Director) assists investigators wishing to address
hypotheses related to diabetes and metabolism in a range of animal model systems (mouse, rat, canine) and humans.
- Cell Imaging Shared Resource Core (Sam Wells, Ph.D., Co-Director; Walter Jerome, Ph.D., Co-Director; and David Piston, Ph.D., Scientific Director)
supports the full range of modern microscopy
and digital imaging capabilities and is heavily used by DRTC investigators.
- Transgenic / ES Cell Shared Resource Core (Mark Magnuson, M.D., Sr. Scientific Co-Director; Douglas Mortlock, Ph.D., Scientific Co-Director; Patricia Labosky, Ph.D., Scientific Co-Director; and Jennifer Skelton, Managing Co-Director)
assists investigators in the generation of genetically modified mice.
- Islet Procurement and Analysis Core (Marcela Brissova, Ph.D., Director)
provides and characterizes islets from a range of species (mouse to human) to
DRTC-affiliated investigators studying pancreatic islet biology.
- Center for Diabetes Translation Research (Tom Elasy, M.D., Director) promotes innovative diabetes-related translational research.
- VDRTC investigators and other Vanderbilt scientists also have access to Research Cores operated by the Vanderbilt Office of Research.
- Vanderbilt Nutrition and Diet Assessment (Heidi J. Silver, Ph.D., R.D., Director) provides investigators (both within Vanderbilt as well as those at other institutions and organizations globally) who do not have ready access to personnel with the training and expertise in rigorous state-of-the-science nutrition methodology for obtaining valid and reliable assessment and analyses of dietary intakes and nutritional status.
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