The Health and Metabolism Research (HaMR) Core provides technical assistance, expert consultation, and state-of-the-art instrumentation for in-vivo and in-vitro basic, translational, and clinical research.
The Core includes:
1. The Molecular Imaging Facility has an Imaging Suite that houses a research-dedicated Toshiba 1.5 Tesla MRI and a Dual-energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA) instrument, and an NMR room with a 300MHz Varian Mercury system and a 600MHz Bruker Avance-III system. This facility is identified as a clinical research center site within the Northwest Participant and Clinical Interactions Network (NW PCI).
2. Microscopy maintains several microscopes that can me used for a variety of imaging techniques which are beneficial to a wide range of research projects.
3. Animal Instrumentation services include technical support and expertise in methodologies for monitoring metabolism, via open-flow respirometry and biotelemetry, in hibernating species and laboratory rodents.
4. Animal Support can provide access to trained surgical personnel ready to assist with most animal research needs including performing surgeries and surgical training.
To reserve time on any of the HaMR Core instruments please go to hamr.alaska.edu.
Carl Murphy, PhD
Core Lead for the HaMR Core
Molecular Imaging Facility Manager
Oivind Toien, PhD
Animal Instrumentation Manager
Pat Rivera, MS
Jim Janoso, BS
Hoshi Sugiura, BS & LVT