Mouse Phenotyping, Physiology and Metabolism Core

Smilow Center for Translational Research 1-154 SCTR
3400 Civic Center Blvd, Building 421
Philadelphia, PA 19104-5160
Core phone number: 609-706-4407

Joe Baur

Joseph A. Baur, PhD - Director

William Quinn


William Quinn, PhD - Technical Director and Contact
(Core) 215-573-6331
(P): 215-573-1873
(Cell phone): 609-706-4407

Core Statement:

Organismal metabolism is regulated by a complex interplay between multiple organ systems, environment, and diet. We provide state of the art services, innovative techniques, and helpful consultation to both experienced and novice investigators with regards to metabolic questions.

Glucose homeostasis

Energy Homeostasis

In vivo metabolic labeling and flux

Body composition

  • Clamp techniques
  • Glucose tolerance test
  • Insulin tolerance test
  • Pyruvate tolerance test
  • Energy expenditure
  • Fatty acid oxidation
  • Exercise testing
  • Stable isotope infusion
  • Enzyme kinetics
  • Metabolic flux
  • NMR
  • DEXA

Service Request Forms:

General (pdf)
Clamp (pdf)
Blood Chemistry (pdf)

Research Staff

Qingwei Chu
Qingwei Chu

Xiaoyun Yin

Core Acknowledgement:
Kindly acknowledge the MPPM core when presenting or publishing data obtained using our services. We are supported in part by Penn Diabetes Research Center grant P30-DK19525.  Thank you.

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