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UNC Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC)
Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core

About

The Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core provides contemporary phenotyping techniques for metabolism and energy balance in mouse models of nutrition and disease.

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.


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.

  • Calorimetery
  • Calorimetry with Voluntary Running Wheel
  • Metabolic Cages for Collection of Urine and Feces
  • MRI
  • Study Design and Data Interpretation
  • Treadmill
  • Voluntary Running Wheel

Contact Us

Raza Shaikh

Dr. Raz Shaikh

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)

Dr. Stephen Hursting

Dr. Stephen Hursting

Stephen D. Hursting, PhD, MPH
Professor, Nutrition
2115-B Michael Hooker Research Center
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 966-7346
hursting@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)

Traci Davis, MS
Research Specialist
Michael Hooker Research Center #2204
CB# 7461
Chapel Hill, NC 27599
(919) 843-5145
tracid@email.unc.edu

  • Core Manager, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (Chapel Hill)

Melissa VerHague, PhD
Research Associate
500 Laureate Way
Kannapolis, NC 28081
(704) 250-5049
verhague@email.unc.edu

  • Core Manager, Animal Metabolism Phenotyping Core (NRI)

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