The purpose of the Hormone/Metabolite Core Laboratory is to make available to DERC investigators a variety of analytical techniques that are of interest in the study of diabetes, atherosclerosis, obesity, insulin resistance and related problems. The services provided are best based in a Core Laboratory because they require special instrumentation and methodology which would be difficult or impractically expensive to establish in the laboratories of the individual investigators who are Users of the DERC. The Hormone/Metabolite Core Laboratory has been in operation since 1980 as part of the New York Obesity Research Center (DERC). We have now broadened the research base of this Core by making it available to the Columbia University DERC. In addition to being financially and technically expedient, the incorporation of the hormone/metabolite core in the DERC will facilitate scientific interactions between the diabetes research community in the Health Sciences campus and the New York Obesity Research Center at St. Luke’s-Roosevelt Medical Center, an affiliated Hospital of Columbia University. The closer association has been encouraged by the leadership of Columbia University as a way of coordinating scientific efforts, while maximizing utilization of existing resources and reducing the need for additional facilities, an expensive commodity in Manhattan.
F. Xavier Pi-Sunyer, M.D., M.P.H. : Director, Hormone and Metabolite Core, . Phone: 212-523-4161
Blandine Laferrère, MD : Assistant Director, Hormone & Metabolite, . Phone:
Hongfeng Jiang : Lipidomic Analysis, . Phone: