Core Services

Below is a list of the Nutrition Obesity Research Center's core services. Click on a title below to learn more about each core service.

Administrative Core
Dr. Eric Ravussin & Dr. Peter Katzmarzyk

  • Coordination across cores
  • Pilot and Feasability Program

Enrichment Program - Dr. Leanne Redman
Biostatistics - William Johnson, PhD

Human Phenotyping
Dr. Corby Martin

Dr. Corby Martin

  • Food Intake
  • Physical Activity
  • Behavioral & Psychological Assessment
  • Intervention development and delivery

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Energy Balance:
Dr. Leanne Redman

  • Imaging
  • Energy Expenditure/Body Composition
  • Carbohydrate Metabolism

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Molecular Mechanisms
Dr. Michael Salbaum

Dr. Michael Salbaum

  • DNA sequencing
  • Microarray/robotics
  • Vector Development
  • Bioinformatics

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Dr. David Burk

  • Confocal imaging
  • Epifluorescence imaging
  • Digital slide scanning
  • Tissue processing
  • Tissue sectioning
  • Routine and special staining
  • Immunohistochemistry

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Animal Models & Phenotyping
Dr. Christopher Morrison

Dr. Christopher Morrison

  • MRI
    • Whole body comp
  • Indirect Calorimetry
    • RER
    • VO2
    • Activity
    • Food and water intake
  • BioDaq
    • Food and water intake
    • Meal frequency and duration
  • Behavioral
    • Learning and Memory
    • Motor Function
    • Sensory Function
    • Appetetive Motivation

Animal Models:
Dr. Kenneth Eilertson

  • Knockout Services
    • Vector design
    • Vector construction
    • ES cell targeting
    • Blastocysts Injection
  • Breeding and Genotyping
    • Breeding Chimeric for germ line transmission
    • DNA isolation and PCR
    • Removal of selectable marker