Purpose of the Core

The Animal Models Core (AMC) provides specialized expertise in the use of animal models and state-of-the-art instrumentation to facilitate animal research related to nutrition and obesity. The AMC is a unique resource for investigators with services and resources offered not available elsewhere on campus.

Specific aims of the Core

  • To provide expertise in the use of animals models for nutrition/obesity research;
  • To provide state-of-the-art instrumentation and methodology for the determination of energy balance (food intake, energy expenditure, activity, and core body temperature);
  • To provide state-of-the-art instrumentation and methodology for the determination of body composition (dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry, quantitative magnetic resonance, and microcomputed tomography);
  • To provide cost-efficient services to Core users; and
  • To promote interactions among investigators and to provide training in animal models and phenotyping methods.

Subcores Supported by Animal Models Core

 

Core Director:

Tim R. Nagy, Ph.D.
Professor
Department of Nutrition Sciences
Phone: (205) 934-4088
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Assistant Core Directors:

Daniel Smith, Ph.D. (Small Animal Phenotyping Subcore)
Assistant Professor
Department of Nutrition Sciences
Phone: (205) 934-4086
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Stephen Watts, Ph.D. (Lab Animal Nutrition Subcore)
Professor
Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (205) 934-2405
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Contact Information:

Maria S. Johnson, Ph.D. (Small Animal Phenotyping
Research V
Phone: (205) 934-4008
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Stephen Watts, Ph.D. (Lab Animal Nutrition)
Professor
Department of Biology, College of Arts and Sciences
Phone: (205) 934-2405
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