Course Descriptions

Glucose Clamping the Conscious Mouse: A Laboratory Course

19th Annual Course: October 17 – 21, 2022

E-mail mmpc@vanderbilt.edu to enroll in future courses.

This course is intended for investigators and staff who wish to make clamping a regular component of their research program.


Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research: Principles and Practice of Kinetic Analysis

14th Annual Course: November 7 – 11, 2022

Theory and practice of isotope tracers to study metabolism in man and animals using mass spectrometry and NMR, including isotopomer analysis for metabolic flux rates.

E-mail isotope.tracer@vanderbilt.edu to receive future course announcements.

Course details and information regarding registration can be obtained  here.


Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research: 3-Part Webinar Series

Access recordings of the 3-part webinar series.

  • Part 1: Sept. 15, 2020 | 2-3 PM CST
    • “Use of lipid tracers to track fatty acid flux in humans and animal models of NAFLD”
      Elizabeth Parks, PhD, University of Missouri School of Medicine
  • Part 2: Oct. 20, 2020 | 2-3 PM CST
    • “Tracing hepatic glucose and glycogen metabolism in metabolic disease”
      Owen McGuinness, PhD, Vanderbilt University School of Medicine
  • Part 3: Nov. 17, 2020 | 2-3 PM CST
    • “Central metabolism is a target of Pioglitazone action”
      Matt Merritt, PhD, University of Florida College of Medicine

E-mail isotope.tracer@vanderbilt.edu with any questions.


Experimental Techniques in Mouse Kidney Injury Workshop

A five-day training course for renal scientists. This is a hands-on workshop designed to teach surgical and phenotyping techniques for commonly used mouse renal injury models. More information can be obtained  here.