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@einsteinmed.org

Technician
Licheng Wu, M.D.
718.430.2348
licheng.wu@einsteinmed.org

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
Technician
 
718.430.2348
 
licheng.wu@einsteinmed.org
 
Golding 501
 

Service list


Search available services:
Name Description Price
Animal Surgery Training Service / Hour Internal $400.00 /hr
External $800.00 /hr
External Affiliate $600.00 /hr
Body Composition(qMRI) Internal $15.00 each
External $30.00 each
External Affiliate $20.00 each
Brain cannulation Internal $100.00 each
External $200.00 each
External Affiliate $150.00 each
Calorimeter / Week.Each.Mouse Internal $200.00 each
External $400.00 each
External Affiliate $300.00 each
Calorimetry data analysis Internal $60.00 each
External $100.00 each
External Affiliate $80.00 each
Catheter Surgery Internal $200.00 each
External $400.00 each
External Affiliate $300.00 each
Clamp assay with C14 Internal $600.00 each
External $800.00 each
External Affiliate $700.00 each
Clamp assay with radioisotope Internal $800.00 each
External $1,200.00 each
External Affiliate $1,000.00 each
Clamp data analysis Internal $60.00 each
External $100.00 each
External Affiliate $80.00 each
Clamp surgery Internal $200.00 each
External $400.00 each
External Affiliate $300.00 each
Drug/Virus Injection Without Surgery Internal $50.00 each
External $100.00 each
External Affiliate $75.00 each
Food reward/ week Internal $100.00 week
External $200.00 week
External Affiliate $150.00 week
Gastric bypass Internal $300.00 each
External $500.00 each
External Affiliate $400.00 each
Incubator (Cage/Day) Internal $10.00 each
External $20.00 each
External Affiliate $15.00 each
Interperitoneal Glucose Tolerance Test Inquire
Intraperitoneal Insulin Tolerance Test Inquire
MedBox (includes food pellet intake and wheel running) Internal $200.00 each
External $400.00 each
External Affiliate $300.00 each
Mouse Treadmill Internal $100.00 each
External $200.00 each
External Affiliate $150.00 each
Mouse Treadmill with Calorimetry System Internal $200.00 each
External $400.00 each
External Affiliate $300.00 each
Neural denervation Internal $200.00 each
External $300.00 each
External Affiliate $250.00 each
Oral Glucose Tolerance Test Internal $50.00 each
External $75.00 each
External Affiliate $62.50 each
Temperature Probe Implant Internal $200.00 each
External $300.00 each
External Affiliate $400.00 each

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price