Vanderbilt Islet Procurement and Analysis Core
The Islet Procurement & Analysis Core (IPA Core) is a core of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC). Pancreatic islet biology, development, and function are major DRTC research areas with investigators studying a variety of islet-related processes ranging from intracellular signaling, immunology of type 1 diabetes, islet-enriched transcription factors, to islet transplantation.
The objective of the core is to facilitate research of DRTC-affiliated investigators by providing high quality, well-characterized mouse pancreatic islets.
The Islet Procurement and Analysis Core provides services in the following categories:
- Mouse Islet Isolation
- Islet Perifusion
- Static Islet Incubation
- Islet Culture
- Islet RNA Isolation
- Whole Slide Scanning & Image Analysis
- Assistance with Human Islets
- Assistance with experimental design