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Pennington Biomedical Research CenterDIRECTOR Eric Ravussin, PhD - Pennington NORC Website
ABOUTThe Pennington Biomedical Research Center (PBRC) NORC is designed to facilitate and promote collaborative and multidisciplinary interactions that will foster new research ideas and enhance the translation of basic nutritional research findings into the clinical arena and ultimately into practical applications. Within the chosen theme of "Nutritional Programming: Environmental and Molecular Interactions," the Pennington NORC has targeted translational research to better understand the metabolic and environmental factors underlying nutrition- and obesity-related health problems.
The specific aims of the Pennington NORC are to:
RESEARCH CORESHuman Phenotyping Core
The Human Phenotyping Core provides expertise and measurements for body composition, energy metabolism, insulin sensitivity, energy intake, and physical activity in humans.
Molecular Mechanisms Core
The Molecular Mechanisms Core provides support for classical genomics and epigenetics services and cell culture and bioimaging technologies.
Animal Models & Phenotyping
The Animal Models and Phenotyping Core provides state-of-the-art phenotyping assistance for conditional transgenic and knockout animal models.