VUMC Islet and Pancreas Analysis (IPA) Core

 

Overview of Services

The Islet and Pancreas Analysis Core (IPA Core) is a core of the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (DRTC). Pancreatic islet biology, development, and function are major DRTC research areas with investigators studying a variety of islet-related processes ranging from intracellular signaling, immunology of type 1 diabetes, islet-enriched transcription factors, to islet transplantation. The objective of the core is to facilitate research of DRTC-affiliated investigators by providing high quality, well-characterized mouse pancreatic islets.

Services:

Mouse Islet Isolation
Islet Perifusion
Static Islet Incubation
Islet Culture
Islet RNA Isolation
Whole Slide Scanning & Image Analysis
CODEX Multiplex Imaging
Assistance with experimental design

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*Acknowledgements for Islet Procurement & Analysis Core*
Please remember to acknowledge the Islet Procurement & Analysis Core when submitting publications. The Islet Procurement & Analysis Core is supported by the Vanderbilt Diabetes Research and Training Center (P60 DK020593).

Core Members

Marcela Brissova (Tel. 615-936-1729), PhD, Core Director

Diane Saunders (Tel. 615-875-8616), PhD, Core Co-Director

Anastasia Coldren (Tel. 615-936-2858), BS, Senior Research Specialist

Heather Durai (Tel. 615-875-8486), BS, Senior Research Specialist

Shaojun Mei, (Tel. 615-875-8661), MD, Senior Research Specialist

Corey Davis, (Tel. 615-936-2902), MS, Research Assistant

Alisa Escue (Tel. 615-322-2397), Core Administrator

Location and hours of operation

Hours Location

Islet Procedures: M - F 9 am - 5 pm  

Slide Scanning: 24/7

7475 MRB IV

8434 MRB IV

Links and Resources

  1. http://diabetescenters.org/core/drtc-vanderbilt-islet-procurement-analysis
  2. https://labnodes.vanderbilt.edu/resource/view/id/1629/community_id/58

Contacts

Name Role Phone Email Location
Marcela Brissova
Core Director
 
615-936-1729
 
marcela.brissova@vumc.org
 
8435G MRB4
 
Anastasia Coldren
Sr. Research Specialist
 
615-936-2858
 
anastasia.coldren@vumc.org
 
7475 MRB4
 
Alisa Escue
Core Administrator
 
615-322-2397
 
alisa.escue@vumc.org
 
807E Light Hall
 
Heather Durai
Sr. Research Specialist
 
615-875-8483
 
heather.durai@vumc.org
 
8445 MRB4
 
Shaojun Mei
Sr. Research Specialist
 
615-875-8661
 
shaojun.mei@vumc.org
 
7475 MRB4
 
Diane Saunders
Core Co-Director
 
615-875-8616
 
diane.saunders@vumc.org
 
7475 MRB4
 

Available Equipment and Resources

Name Price
Scan Scope CS View calendar
Scan Scope FL View calendar
Indica Labs Image Analysis Workstation View calendar