Pennington Biomedical provides its researchers with state-of-the-art core services designed to improve efficiency, timeliness and precision of vital technical procedures needed across research boundaries. Core services are divided into three areas: clinical, basic, and population science.

Mass Spectrometry Core


The mission of this core is to provide scientific expertise and resources for the administration and analysis of stable isotopes.
The Mass Spectrometry facility provides core services in two areas: energy expenditure and metabolism. Stable isotopes, or heavy atoms, are used as tracers to study human metabolism.


Jennifer Rood, Ph.D.