UTSW Metabolic Phenotyping Core

NEWS

 

Effective Monday 08-19-2019 and until further notice.

Rush orders are not accepted.

Vitros and NEFA submissions only accepted on Wed, Thurs. and Fridays

          On Fridays, no sample drop-off after 3:00 pm and unstable metabolites are not accepted after 12:00 noon (NEFA, Total Ketones, 3HB, ALKP, ALT, LDH, UPRO.

The following services will not be provided.

* MIlliplex, Cytokines. As an option you can inquire the Genomics & Microarray Core Facility. https://microarray.swmed.edu/products/product/luminex-service-plate/

* FPLC Lipid Particle Fractionation

* SeaHorse Flux Analyzer

* Urine Collection Cages Services for mice

 

 

LOCATION L4-102

 Updated Core Hours of Operation: Mon-Fri (9:00 AM - 5:30 PM) - Effective 1/14/19

 

New fees for NEFA analaysis effective 10/23/2018

 

 

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VITROS no sample drop-off on Fridays after 3:00 pm.

For analysis of unstable metabolites (NEFA, Total ketones, 3HB, ALKP, ALT, LDH UPRO) no sample drop-off on Fridays after 12:00 noon. Late sample submission fee will be applied (2x $price). Effective immediately (06-15-2018)

Rush order analysis additional fees will apply (2x$price) (01-01-2018)

 

 

NEW!! Please be aware of cancellation fees for CLAMP SERVICES.  Effective Immediately (11-01-2017)

Billing cycles occur at monthly intervals ususally in the first week of the following month. Please make sure your subledger will not be expired at the time of billing.

Thank you for your cooperation.

 

Overview of Services

The Metabolic Phenotyping Core (MMPC) provides state-of-the-art analytical and phenotypical measures to the scientific community both inside and outside UT Southwestern Medical Center.

 

Our goal is to expand the scope of techniques available to investigators, standardize key methodologies, and expedite the completion of research on diseases related to metabolic disorders (diabetes and obesity), cancer, aging neurological disorders, etc.

  • Chemistry analysis using VITROS MicroSlide™ technology, ELISAs, and magnetic bead mapping multiplex technology
  • Tissue extraction of cholesterol and triglyceride level
  • Metabolic chambers for indirect gas calorimetry, activity, and food/water consumption
  • Urine collection chambers
  • Body composition analysis (MRI and micro-CT)
  • Glucose-insulin clamp studies
  • Seahorse XF-24(3) Extracellular Flux Analyzer for cellular metabolism studies
  • Primary hepatocyte and β-cell isolation from mice or rats
  • Sphingolipid profiling using LC-MS/MS technology
  • Free Amiono Acids profiling using LC-MS/MS technology. For Metabolic preclinical and clinical studies (Not for diagnosis purposes).
  • Exercise treadmills for mice and rats

Leadership

Philipp Scherer, PhD.

Professor, PI

Philipp.Scherer@UTSouthwestern.edu

 

Joel Elmquist, D.V.M., PhD.

Professor, PI

joel.elmquist@UTSouthwestern.edu

 

Jay Horton, M.D.

Professor, PI

jay.horton@UTSouthwestern.edu

  

Ruth Gordillo, Ph.D.

Director

214-648-2566

Ruth.Gordillo@UTSouthwestern.edu

 

Syann Lee, Ph.D.

Co-Director

214-648-3782

Syann.Lee@UTSouthwestern.edu

Staff 

 

 Heather (Mandi) Kinney

Technical Personnel

214-645-4405

Heather.Kinney@utsouthwestern.edu

  

Shannon Hacker

Technical Personnel

214-645-4405

Shannon.Hacker@utsouthwestern.edu

 

  

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Staffed:

Monday - Friday     

9:00 AM - 5:30 PM

5323 Harry Hines Blvd.

Room L4.102

Dallas, Texas 75390

Links and Resources

  1. http://touchstonelabs.org/metabolic-phenotyping-core/
  2. https://www.utsouthwestern.edu/research/core-facilities/
  3. http://www.utsouthwestern.edu/education/medical-school/departments/internal-medicine/divisions/touchstone-diabetes/index.html

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Ruth Gordillo, Ph.D.
Director
 
214-648-2566
 
Ruth.Gordillo@UTSouthwestern.edu
 
K5-252
 
Syann Lee, Ph.D.
Co-Director
 
214-648-3782
 
Syann.Lee@UTsouthwestern.edu
 
Y6-220A
 
Heather (Mandi) Kinney
Technical Personnel
 
214-645-4405
 
Heather.Kinney@utsouthwestern.edu
 
L4-102
 
Christine Kusminski, Ph.D.
Support Faculty
 
214-648-8717
 
Christine.Kusminski@UTSouthwestern.edu
 
K5-244
 
Laurent Gautron, Ph.D.
Support Faculty
 
214-648-0272
 
Laurent.Gautron@UTSouthwestern.edu
 
Y6-220C
 
Shannon Hacker
Technical Personnel
 
214-645-4405
 
Shannon.Hacker@UTSouthwestern.edu
 
L4-102
 

Price List


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