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Mass Spectrometry Core


  • Jennifer Rood, Ph.D.


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.