Course Descriptions

Glucose Clamping the Conscious Mouse: A Laboratory Course

FALL 2020 COURSE RESCHEDULED FOR JUNE 7-11, 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

FALL 2020 COURSE RESCHEDULED FOR APRIL 12-16, 2021

E-mail isotope.tracer@vanderbilt.edu to receive a notification once registration is available.

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. Course details and information regarding scholarships and registration can be obtained  here. Current details are for 2019; details for 2021 will be updated as information becomes available.


Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research: 3-Part Webinar Series

Register to receive livestream connection information (no cost)

  • 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.