Scientific Core Facilities

Significant research infrastructure is required to advance research and this new center will access existing support cores at Pennington Biomedical in order to create two new cores: a Preclinical Research Core and a Molecular Mechanisms Core. The new cores will integrate aspects of the existing Genomics and Cell Biology Imaging Cores.

These two new scientific cores within our Metabolic Basis of Disease Center are not duplicative, but leverage existing resources and bring together expertise in a manner that greatly enhances the training, support and career development of junior faculty. Our current and proposed core support areas provide unique research opportunities to junior investigators and to the institution.

Preclinical Research Core

Led by Dr. Chris Morrison, Professor and Associate Director of the MBDC, this core brings together strengths of our current Comparative Biology Core, Animal Models and Behavior Core, and Transgenics Mouse Core. 

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Molecular Mechanisms Core

The Molecular Mechanisms Core integrates aspects of our Genomics Core and Cell Biology Imaging Core to provide mentoring and technical support for Pennington Biomedical faculty

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