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Preclinical Discovery Core (BWH)

Director: Jasuja, Ravi, Ph.D.

Location: 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Core Summary:

The Preclinical Discovery Core (PDC) provides the infrastructural and consultative support for non-invasive measurements of alterations in body composition, muscle performance, physical function and metabolic performance to facilitate longitudinal studies of FPTs during aging and metabolic stress. The PDC is also continuing its mission to spearhead innovation- development of novel 7Tesla MRI techniques to provide mechanistic insights into FPT interventions.

  • Brigham and Women's Hospital
Personnel/Contact Information:

Director: Jasuja, Ravi, Ph.D.
Phone: (626) 676-2502

Facilities and Equipment:

Location of Core: 221 Longwood Ave, Boston, MA 02118

Major Equipment:

  • CLAMS HC Comprehensive Lab Animal Monitoring System
  • ECHOMRI 700 model body composition analyzer
  • Oxymax 0233-002M Model open circuit calorimeter
  • Rodent grip strength peak force meter
  • Six lane rodent treadmill
  • Comprehensive Laboratory Animal Monitoring System (CLAMS)

    Provides information regarding activity, metabolic rate and fuel consumption for up to 8 animals.

  • Consulting and Training


    Non-invasive body composition measurement.

  • Ex- Vivo muscle assessment

  • Grip strength

  • OxyMAX

    Programmable Treadmill which can provide information regarding maximal metabolic rate, and oxygen consumption during exercise.

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Last updated: 2018-01-17T15:27:41.045-06:00