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Vanderbilt Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC)


Overview of Services

The Vanderbilt MMPC was founded in 2001 to provide phenotyping services for mouse models of metabolic disease. This iLab webpage is specifically for services provided by the Metabolic Regulation and Body Weight Regulation Cores. These Cores provide novel experimental and surgical services to better understand mouse models of diabetes and metabolic diseases.

If you are solely interested in services offered by the VUMC Hormone Assay & Analytical Services Core or the VUMC Lipid Core, please navigate to their specific iLab pages (VUMC iLab).

We are happy to work with scientists to optimize phenotyping tests. Please email us for guidance regarding the strategy that will best serve your needs.

The MMPC also offers customizable training in addition to educational services highlighted by our annual courses Glucose Clamping the Conscious Mouse and Isotope Tracers in Metabolic Research.

Visit our core website or contact our Program Coordinator Eann Malabanan ( for more information and general inquiries.


David Wasserman, PhDProfessor
Director, MMPC

Owen McGuinness, PhDProfessor
Associate Director, MMPC and Metabolic Regulation Core Director
Julio Ayala, PhD, Associate Professor
Body Weight Regulation Core Director
Louise Lantier, PhDResearch Assistant Professor
Scientific Managing Director, Metabolic Regulation and Body Weight Regulation Cores
(615) 936-4028

Eann MalabananProgram Coordinator
Program Coordinator, MMPC
(615) 343-1065

Core Staff


Name Role Location
Carlo Malabanan Lab Manager 815 Light Hall
Tasneem Ansari Research Assistant 815 Light Hall
Staci Bordash Research Assistant 815 Light Hall
Teri Doss Research Assistant 815 Light Hall
Merrygay James Research Assistant 815 Light Hall
Alicia Kellarakos Research Assistant 815 Light Hall
Martha Troutman Research Assistant 815 Light Hall
Zhizhang Wang Research Assistant 815 Light Hall


Hours of Operation and Location


Hours Open

Hours Staffed


6 am to 6 pm

7 am to 5 pm

815 Light Hall

Nashville, TN 37232-0615


Links and Resources



Name Role Phone Email Location
Eann Malabanan
Program Coordinator, MMPC
(615) 343-1065
807D Light Hall