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Washington UniversityDIRECTOR Samuel Klein, MD - Washington University NORC Website
ABOUTThe Washington University NORC provides a centralized research infrastructure that supports and stimulates cost-effective and high-quality basic and translational research, community outreach, career development and training, and clinical activities in nutrition and obesity. The programmatic themes of the Washington University NORC are:
RESEARCH CORESAdipocyte Biology & Molecular Nutrition Core
The Adipocyte Biology & Molecular Nutrition Core provides support for the study of adipose tissue biology and of the molecular basis of nutritional effects on metabolism in health and disease.
Animal Model Research Core
The Animal Model Research Core provides breeding and colony maintenance of rodent models used for nutrition-related research (e.g. animals with lipid abnormalities, atherosclerosis, obesity and diabetes), genotyping, histological analyses, biochemical measurements (plasma lipids, glucose, and hormones), and body composition analysis.
Biomolecular Analysis Core
The Biomolecular Analysis Core provides consultation and collaboration for the development of new analytical methods and the application of mass spectrometry in nutrition research.
Clinical Science Research Core
The Clinical Science Research Core provides training and assistance in clinical research activities, including isotope tracer methods, indirect calorimetry, body composition analysis, mathematical modeling, data analysis, study design, and subject recruitment.