Core Services


MNORC Core Services

At the MNORC, the Integrative Biostatistics and Informatics Core consists of the Human Phenotyping Core, the Weight Management Program, Molecular Pheonotyping Core, and the Animal Phenotyping Core. These four programs all interact with each other, except the Weight Management Program does not interact with the Animal Phenotyping Core. The Integrative Biostatistics and Informatics Core leads to research design which then incorporates data, subjects, and samples, resulting in predictive models for prevention and treatment of obesity and related disorders. The Administrative Core manages the Integrative Biostatistics and Informatics Core, in addition to the Enrichment Programs and the Pilot & Feasibility Grants.

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Administrative Core

The Administrative Core supports research and services in the five research cores and is responsible for the overall management of the MNORC.

Integrative Biostatistics and Informatics Core (IBIC)

The IBIC provides support for all other cores through expertise in experimental design, data management and analysis for preclinical, clinical, and translational research.

Human Phenotyping Core (HPC)

The HPC is a collaborative network of laboratory and research facilities on campus, which provide expanded support for clinical and translational research studies utilizing nutrition interventions and/or focused on obesity or obesity-related metabolic disorders in humans.

Molecular Phenotyping Core (MPC)

The MPC performs functional metabolic studies in in vitro systems and provides analytical tools which permit structural identification and quantification of metabolites.

Adipose Tissue Core

The University of Michigan  Adipose Tissue Core brings together laboratories across campus to research diabetes, obesity, and adipocyte biology.

Animal Phenotyping Core (APC)

The APC provides infrastructure to perform advanced, standardized, metabolic phenotyping of animal models of obesity and metabolic diseases.

Weight Management Program

The Weight Management Program is a Demonstration Unit that provides state of the art clinical care for patients with obesity.  Patients can opt into a translational research program in which they undergo extensive baseline and interval biological and behavioral phenotyping during weight loss in order to determine their metabolic and neuro-psychosocial phenotype.  Over 1,300 individuals have participated and 48,000 biological samples are available to investigators interested in nutrition, obesity and metabolism.  

If you want to know what samples or data are available or have questions regarding procurement for your studies, please clink on the link below.”