Animal Physiology Core

Overview

The Animal Physiology Core measures whole body and tissue-specific glucose sensitivity and insulin action using rodent models and analysis of whole body carbohydrate/fatty acid oxidation, energy expenditure, feeding behavior and locomotor activity using specialized metabolic and behavioral rodent cages. It performs specialized measurements of rodent adipose tissue distribution, metabolytes, and brain energy and glucose utilization. The facility staff provide instruction for investigators in designing and performing metabolic studies.

Services

  • In vivo assessment of energy balance, exercise, glucose/fatty acid metabolism, insulin secretion, insulin sensitivity and action by clamp technology
  • Measurement of body fat composition/distribution, central nervous system energy and glucose utilization using a variety of noninvasive imaging modalities, including microCT and NMR
  • Assessment of cardiac physiology in various experimental and therapeutic intervention models of diabetes and obesity
  • Application of MRI and fMRI for metabolic analysis using the Einstein Gruss Magnetic Resonance Research Center (MRRC) and microPET through the Einstein MicroPET facility

Leadership

Scientific Director
Gary Schwartz, Ph.D.
718.430.2263
gary.schwartz@einstein.yu.edu

Operations Director
Licheng Wu, M.D.
718.430.2348
licheng.wu@einstein.yu.edu

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

M-F, 9-5

Golding, Room 501

Links and Resources

  1. Core Website

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Licheng Wu, M.D.
Operations Director
 
718.430.2348
 
licheng.wu@einstein.yu.edu
 
Golding 501
 

Service list


Search available services:
Name Description Price
Animal Maintenance Inquire
Body Composition Inquire
Brain cannulation Inquire
Calorimeter Inquire
Calorimetry analysis Inquire
Clamp assay with C14 Inquire
Clamp assay with radioisotope Inquire
Clamp data analysis Inquire
Clamp surgery Inquire
Drug/Virus Injection Inquire
Exercise session (includes analysis for wheel running) Inquire
Food reward/ week Inquire
Gastric bypass Inquire
Gut neural denervation (price varies)

This is the high end cost for the service.

Inquire
Gut neural denervation (price varies) - Minimum Price

This is the minimum cost for the service.

Inquire
Interperitoneal Glucose Tolerance Test Inquire
Intraperitoneal Insulin Tolerance Test Inquire
Micro CT scan Inquire
MicroPET Inquire
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Inquire
fMRI/MRI Inquire

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price