Animal Physiology

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.

  • Animal surgeries/metabolic studies
  • Indirect calorimetry
  • Non-invasive animal imaging

Center Affiliations
Center Affiliations

Diabetes Research Center

Location and Contacts

Animal Physiology Golding 501
  • Gary Schwartz, Ph.D.
    Scientific Director

  • Licheng Wu, M.D.