The Baker Institute’s Preclinical Metabolic Phenotyping Facility enables high-quality metabolic and physiologic phenotyping of rodents to study animal models of obesity, diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other metabolic diseases.
The Bioenergetics Facility equipment includes an echoMRI machine which measures body composition, and equipment that enables researchers to measure oxygen consumption, energy expenditure and physical activity levels.
The facility also contains equipment that measures mitochondrial and glycolytic functionality, the two main energy pathways of the cell. The effect of drug treatments on mitochondrial function and energy production can also be tested.
Collaborative projects are welcome with access to equipment provided to external researchers for a fee.
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