Health & Metabolism Research Core (HaMR, UAF)
Health & Metabolism Research Core (HaMR, UAF)

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. To better serve our users we have developed a user survey that all users are encouraged to fill out. The survey can be found here.

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.

For complete description of facilities or other questions, contact:
Carl Murphy
PERSONNEL
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Carl Murphy, PhD
Core Lead for the HaMR Core
Molecular Imaging Facility Manager

Carl Murphy
PUBLISHED WORK
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Øivind Tøien, PhD
Animal Instrumentation Manager

Øivind Tøien
PUBLISHED WORK
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Pat Rivera, MS
Key Personnel

Pat Rivera
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Jim Janoso, BS
Key Personnel

Jim Janoso
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Hoshi Sugiura, BS & LVT
Key Personnel

Hoshi Sugiura