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About

The Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core offers technical support and expertise for measuring traits related to metabolism in mouse models of obesity and nutritionally relevant disease. With locations at both the Chapel Hill and Nutrition Research Institute (NRI) campuses, the Core provides access to state-of-the-art methods, equipment, and populations to support high quality and high throughput phenotyping of energy balance components in mice.

The Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core also facilitates collaborations with the Animal Models Core and the Animal Studies Core at UNC.

Services

The Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core offers a variety of services. To learn more about a specific service and/or to submit a service request, visit us on iLab.

  • Experimental Design and Data Interpretation
  • Animal Care, Handling, Sample Processing and Oversight
  • Calorimetry
  • Calorimetry with Voluntary Running Wheel
  • Metabolic Cages for Collection of Urine and Feces
  • MRI (Analysis of Body Composition)
  • Seahorse and Oroboros O2k (Metabolic Phenotyping of Live Cells)
  • Treadmill
  • Voluntary Running Wheel
  • Study Design and Data Interpretation

Contact

Raz Shaikh, PhD

Associate Professor, Nutrition

2203 McGavran-Greenberg
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

919-843-4348
shaikhsa@email.unc.edu

Director, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (Chapel Hill)

Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH

Professor, Nutrition

2115-B Michael Hooker Research Center
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599

919-966-7346
husting@email.unc.edu

Director, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (NRI)

Jody Albright

Research Technician

500 Laureate Way, Suite 2303
Kannapolis, NC 28081

704-250-5049
jodyalb@email.unc.edu

Research Technician, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (NRI)

Melissa VerHague, PhD

Core Manager

500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081

704-250-5049
verhague@email.unc.edu

Core Manager, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (NRI)

Meagan D. Bridges, M.S

Lab Manager, Shaikh Lab

2204 Michael Hooker Research Center
Gillings School of Global Public Health
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill

(704) 984-3331
bridgesmd@unc.edu

Core Manager, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (CH)

Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core Services

Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core Services
ServiceChapel Hill (Internal)Chapel Hill (External)NRI (Internal)NRI (External)
Study Design and Data Interpretation$96.00
Hour
$149.00
Hour
$175.00
Hour
$273.00
Hour
MRI (Analysis of Body Composition)$16.00
Sample
$24.00
Sample
$14.00
Sample
$23.00
Sample
Calorimetry (Analysis of Energy Expenditure/Food & Drink Consumption)$33.00
Sample
$52.00
Sample
N/AN/A
Calorimetry (Analysis of Energy Expenditure/Food & Drink Consumption) with cage activityN/AN/A$18.00
Sample
$32.00
Sample
Calorimetry (Analysis of Energy Expenditure/Food & Drink Consumption) with voluntary running wheelN/AN/A$18.00
Sample
$32.00
Sample
Voluntary Running Wheel (Analysis of Voluntary Exercise)$51.00
Sample
$79.00
Sample
N/AN/A
Metabolic Cages for Collection of Urine and Feces$12.00
Sample
$19.00
Sample
$15.00
Sample
$27.00
Sample
Treadmill (Analysis of Mouse Exercise Performance Measurement) $37.00
Sample
$57.00
Sample
N/AN/A
Constant Climate ChamberN/AN/A$11.00
Day
$18.00
Day
Animal Care, Handling, Sample Processing and Oversight$30.00
Hour
$47.00
Hour
$36.00
Hour
$56.00
Hour
Seahorse Tech Time$69.00
Hour
$108.00
Hour
N/AN/A
Seahorse Instrument Time$44.00
Hour
$69.00
Hour
N/AN/A