Touchstone Diabetes Center

Metabolic Phenotyping Core

For Service requests please go to the ILab portal

Core Members

Ruth Gordillo, Ph.D.

Phone: 214-648-3403

Syann Lee, Ph.D.
Phone: 214-648-2208


Main lab location K5.126

Core technicians

Phone : 214-648-8088

Duyen Do / Eva (Athena) Mason

Preferred way of contact is Email. If we do not answer the phone, we might be busy processing your samples. We provide letters of support for grant submissions both on and off campus. The Metabolic Phenotyping Core (MMPC) provides state-of-the-art analytical and phenotypical measures to the scientific community both inside and outside UT Southwestern Medical Center.

Our goal is to expand the scope of techniques available to investigators, standardize key methodologies, and expedite the completion of research on diseases related to metabolic disorders (diabetes and obesity), cancer, aging neurological disorders, etc.



VITROS MicroSlideâ„¢ technology, ELISAs, and magnetic bead mapping multiplex technology Chemistry analysis

Plasma Lipoprotein Fractionation by FPLC

Tissue extraction of cholesterol and triglyceride level

Magpix (cytokines)

Metabolic chambers that measure calorimetry, activity, and food/water consumption

Elisa for mouse , rat and Human samples

Body composition analysis (DEXA, MRI, or micro-CT)

Glucose-insulin clamp studies

Seahorse XF-24(3) Extracellular Flux Analyzer for cellular metabolism study

Sphingolipid profiling using LC-MS/MS technology

Hematology analyzer

Treadmill for mice and rats


Usage Fees

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