Course Descriptions

Glucose Clamping the Conscious Mouse: A Laboratory Course

October 18 – 22, 2021

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

November 8 – 12, 2021

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 course announcements.

Course details and information regarding registration can be obtained  here.

COVID-19 UPDATE: The 13th Annual Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research Course will occur this year with limited capacity. Attendees must meet the following criteria to be permitted into the course: 1) fully vaccinated against COVID-19, 2) reside in the U.S., and 3) submit a letter of intent. These qualifications are in place to prioritize the health and safety of the faculty members and participants. Once you complete and submit your registration, the course directors and administrators will review your application. You will be notified by Sept. 1st if you are enrolled.


Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research: 3-Part Webinar Series

Click to 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.