Duke's core research facilities offer investigators a wide range of state-of-the art instrumentation and technologies for basic, translational, and clinical research.
Duke University and Duke University School of Medicine offer state-of-the-art shared research facilities that are available for use by all Duke investigators. Core facilities are physically housed and administered by Duke research institutes and centers, including the Duke Cancer Institute and the Duke Human Vaccine Institute.
Our core directors and lab personnel are highly trained experts in their field who provide technical expertise, consultation, and training.
For more information, please visit the Duke School of Medicine website.
Cellular Metabolism Analysis Core Facility
The Duke School of Medicine Cellular Metabolism Analysis Core Facility, housed in the Department of Pediatrics and managed by Nancie MacIver, MD, PhD, features a Seahorse XFe96 Flux Analyzer by Agilent Technologies, Inc. The Seahorse Analyzer is an instrument used for studies of cellular energy metabolism. The instrument determines energy utilization in living cells in real-time, by measuring both oxygen consumption rate (OCR) and the change in pH/extracellular acidification rate (ECAR) to assess multiple cellular metabolic functions.