Reminder: Due to the Workday transition, the March core billing deadline is earlier than normal. The deadline to create all billing events is March 29, 2023.

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VUMC Human Metabolic Physiology Core (HMPC)

Overview of Services

The Human Metabolic Physiology Core provides minimally invasive adipose tissue collection and bedside tissue processing for biomedical researchers at VUMC and VU.
Our mission is to provide high quality research biopsy services, led by an experienced proceduralist with great bedside rapport and clinical knowledge to create a positive experience for study participants.

Skin biopsy and support for glucose and insulin clamp studies are coming soon.


Core Director, Kevin Niswender

Associate Director / Adipose Biopsy, John Koethe

Associate Director / Metabolic Clamp, Matt Luther

Core Manager, LaToya Hannah

For general questions or assistance:

Location and hours of operation


Monday - Friday

8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m. 


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