Research Acknowledgement

It is extremely important that our grant is cited in all publications resulting from the use of NORC services. Our productivity and effectiveness as a Center is measured in part by the citation of the grant in published work. Please use the following acknowledgement in your publications:

This work utilized Core Services supported by grant DK089503 of NIH to the University of Michigan.

Core Services: Animal Phenotyping

Director Malcolm Low, MD, PhD, Medical School
Co-Director Nathan Qi, MD, PhD, Medical School


Co-supported by the Michigan Diabetes Research Center, the Animal Phenotyping Core was established in 2006 to provide state-of-the art equipment, services and consultative advice regarding the detailed metabolic phenotyping of rodent models of metabolic diseases.

Working with the Animal Care and Use Committee, the Animal Phenotyping Core makes the metabolic analysis of rodent models of disease expeditious, affordable, effective, and convenient for individual investigators.

The Animal Phenotyping Core offers:

  • Infrastructure to perform advanced, standardized, metabolic phenotyping of animal models of obesity or metabolic diseases that arise from dietary, genetic, pharmacologic or other perturbations.
  • Centralized equipment and services to expedite research for many MNORC investigators in a cost-effective manner.
  • Consultation to MMOC investigators in the design, execution and analysis of metabolism-related studies in rodents.
  • Develop new techniques and acquire new technologies for rodent phenotyping in response to needs of MMOC investigators.


UM Brehm Tower APC Rm 8114
1000 Wall St., Ann Arbor, MI 48105
Tel: 734.232.8223 (Nathan Qi)
Tel: 734.764.7043 Lab
Fax: 734.232.8222
Nathan Qi
Melanie Schmitt