Victor Darley Usmar. Director: Victor Darely-Usmar, PhD

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  • Director, UAB Mitochondrial Medicine Laboratory
  • Vice-Chair of Research, Department of Pathology


Ballinger ScottCo-Director: Scott Ballinger, PhD

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  • Professor, Division of Molecular and Cellular Pathology


jianhua zhangCo-Director: Jianhua Zhang, PhD

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  • Associate Professor, Department of Pathology, Division of Molecular Cellular Pathology


Services Provided

The Comparative Mitochondrial Health Assessment Core (CMHAC) offers state-of-the-art services to investigators to facilitate research and training on mitochondrial function and mitophagy as it relates to aging. The core provides expertise in molecular energetics and metabolomics techniques in a variety of species from yeast to mice. Learn about our full list of services and CMHAC fees.

Instrumentation

The CMHAC houses two Seahorse XF24 machines for normoxic as well as hypoxic experiments and two XF96 instruments to measure cellular bioenergetics in as little as a few thousand cells. A Bio-Rad TC20 automated cell counter to provide reproducible and accurate cell counts for adherent as well as suspension cells. The TC20 can count single and mixed cell populations and determine viability via Trypan blue exclusion assay. A Beckman DU 800 Series UV/VIS spectrophotometer equipped with a kinetics package.

Application for Services

If you are interested in our services, please fill out and submit the form below. The information will be sent to the appropriate parties. Alternatively, you can print the form, fill it out, and email it to the contacts listed. All investigators are strongly encouraged to contact CMHAC prior to sample submission to ensure proper handling and preparation.

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