Our Research Cores, Labs and Support Programs
The UNC NORC provides supports to nutrition and obesity investigators through a variety of research cores, labs and support programs.
The Administrative Core is responsible for the overall business administration and daily management of the NORC.
The Administrative Core includes the Enrichment Program and the Pilot and Feasibility Program .
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 services in two areas: assessment of energy expenditure and live-cell metabolic phenotyping.
The Clinical and Community Human Assessment and Interventions Core offers services in three areas: behavioral assessment, clinical assessment, and interventions.
The Metabolism and Metabolomics Core provides cutting edge metabolomics, biochemistry methods, and molecular biology techniques for nutrition research.
The Metabolism and Metabolomics Core includes the Atomic Absorption Spectrometry Lab and offers targeted and broad spectrum analysis and untargeted analysis via mass spectrometry
The Precision Nutrition Core is an all-encompassing support system for investigators conducting research on nutrigenetic and microbiome aspects of obesity and obesity-related diseases.
The Precision Nutrition Core offers microbiome analysis and nutrigenetics and nutrigenomics.