The VDRC provides important scientific resources to Center members and to the entire Vanderbilt and VUMC community.
Listed below are the facilities VDRC currently supports. We encourage members to utilize the extensive network of Shared Resources and Core Facilities managed by VU and VUMC, some of which are highlighted on our Resources page. The price for a VDRC Core service is determined by the VDRC working with the Office of Research. This price may change so please contact the VDRC Core Director for the current price.
Managing Director: Dale Edgerton, PhD
The Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core (ASC) offers sensitive, reproducible, and inexpensive analysis of hormones, catecholamines, amino acids, stable isotopes, purine nucleotides, and markers of oxidative stress and inflammation.
Managing Director: Jenny Schafer, PhD
The CISR provides researchers with access to state-of-the-art imaging equipment and expert technical support for sophisticated microscopy and analysis of tissue and cellular anatomy and physiology.
Director: Marcela Brissova, PhD
The IPA Core provides islet isolation, phenotyping, and functional characterization for VDRC researchers using state-of-the-art, standardized procedures and equipment.
Director: Kevin Niswender, MD, PhD
The MPSR assists investigators wishing to address hypotheses related to diabetes physiology and metabolism, including rat models of diabetes and its complications.