Children's Nutrition Research Center

Research Support Facilities


Nutrition Metabolic Studies

  • Capability to perform detailed metabolic phenotyping including glucose metabolism assessment and isotope tracer studies.
  • Four rooms designated for metabolic studies with a total of six stations for blood draws. 
  • Available instruments to support metabolic investigations include: blood glucose analyzers (YSI), centrifuge, sample processing room, -70 freezer, metabolic cart, as well as EndoPAT device for vascular function assessment.

Nutritional Behavioral Studies

  • There are three behavior observation laboratories. Two rooms are equipped with video, audio recording capability dedicated to behavioral studies.
  • Potential users will need to obtain training and certification in the use of the recording equipment through our audiovisual department.