June 25, 2015

Photo: Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center

(photo by Susan Urmy)

David Wasserman, Ph.D., kicks off Wednesday’s ribbon cutting and open house to celebrate the newly renovated Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC) on the eighth floor of Light Hall. The center, founded in 2001, provides novel techniques for studying mouse models of diabetes and other metabolic disorders. As measured by the scientific papers that flow out of the center and the number of research grants it supports, Vanderbilt’s is easily among the most productive and influential MMPCs in the country, said Wasserman, center director, Annie Mary Lyle Professor and professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics (MPB). It sets the standard nationally, added Roger Cone, Ph.D., chair of MPB and Joe C. Davis Professor of Biomedical Science. Also participating in the ceremony was Lawrence Marnett, Ph.D., associate vice chancellor for Research and Mary Geddes Stahlman Professor of Cancer Research.