Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

Cardiovascular Pathophysiology & Complications Core



The objective of the Cardiovascular Pathophysiology and Complications Core (CPCC) is to provide investigators at Vanderbilt and outside institutions a cost-effective means to accurately assess cardiovascular phenotypes in mouse models of diabetes and metabolic disease.  The CPCC uses validated approaches and state-of-the-art instrumentation that allow for sensitive screening of phenotypic variations.  For many studies, multiple measurements can be coordinated with the other Cores of the MMPC: for example, non-invasive serial echocardiographic and blood pressure determinations during a period of high-fat feeding or other environmental stress, measuring the metabolic response to exercise on a subset of mice, and histologic evaluation on sacrifice.  The CPCC also offers several surgical techniques to induce myocardial injury (infarction, aortic banding, and ischemia/reperfusion injury).
Contact information:
Chee Lim, Ph.D., Director
2220 Pierce Avenue, PRB 332
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, TN  37232
Office:  615-936-2510

Preston Research Building, Room 336


Photo of Dr. Chee Lim



 Chee Chew Lim, Ph.D.


Jeff Rottman Jeff Rottman, M.D. 


Associate Director:


Photo of Dr. MacRae Linton





 MacRae Linton



Michael F. Hill, Ph.D.

ZhiZhang Wang

Lianli Ma, M.D.
Lin Zhong, Ph.D.

Description of Services
Cost for Investigator-initiated research

Cost for Industry-initiated research


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