Metabolism Core Laboratory/Human Physiology Core Laboratory

Research Administration Centers and Cores Metabolism Core Laboratory/Human Physiology Core Laboratory

Metabolism Core Laboratory/Human Physiology Core Laboratory

Directory Category: Institutional Core
Objectives of the core

Provide analysis of hormones, adipokines, markers of inflammation, glucose, lipids, and other molecules relevant to risk for obesity and chronic metabolic disease for both clinical and animal studies, and from both biological fluids and tissue culture specimens.

Provide assessment of human insulin sensitivity, secretion, and clearance.

Provide assessment of human body composition as related to risk for chronic metabolic disease (e.g., ectopic adipose; bone and muscle composition and density).

Provide assessment of cardiovascular function, including endothelial function, arterial compliance, thoracic impedance, and ambulatory blood pressure.

Provide cost-effective, centralized services to ongoing funded and pilot research projects.

Promote multi-disciplinary research and training in nutrition, obesitiy, and metabolic disease across the UAB campus.

Offer training, advice, and instruction to graduate students, fellows, and investigators.