Metabolites are a diverse collection of small molecules that includes signaling molecules, energy carriers, nutrients, cofactors, antioxidants, toxins, carcinogens, drugs, reaction intermediates and various types of cellular building blocks (e.g., amino acids, nucleic acids and lipids). Importantly, metabolites reflect the combined effects of genetics, environment and lifestyle (e.g., diet and exercise).
We provide a wide range of services to measure metabolites (including lipids) in any biological matrix (cells, media, live or frozen tissues, blood, plasma, urine, stool, bone, etc). Our state-of-the-art facility, biology team, instrument operator team and data science team support projects across the continuum of drug development and life science research, from exploratory/discovery research to preclinical research to clinical research. We collaborate to ensure that all aspects of experimental design, sample preparation, sample analysis and data interpretation are planned and executed at the highest quality. We serve all academic and non-academic researchers worldwide. Contact us to learn more about our capabilities and how we can support your metabolomics project. Learn more about metabolomics.
The Metabolomics Facility guides investigators through the experimental design and statistical considerations of their metabolomics studies. Please contact Phil Lorenzi to schedule an appointment to discuss your project.
If you do not have an iLab account, please register (instructions here.)
After you've had a meeting with Phil Lorenzi and after your iLab account is set up, services can be requested through iLab.
The Metabolomics Core Facility has helped collaborators raise more than $400M to support their life science research (oncology, neuroscience, cardiovascular, aging) and commercial startup efforts.
In order to continue obtaining core support in a challenging environment, it is crucial that our users include the following acknowledgment in all publications (thank you!)
Please use the following text when acknowledging the core: “The Metabolomics Facility was supported in part by The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center and P30CA016672.”
Go to the Acknowledgment page to see guidelines on whether the efforts of core personnel merit authorship.
Phil Lorenzi, Ph.D.
Sample Delivery/Shipment Address:
MD Anderson Cancer Center
7435 Fannin Street, Room 2SCR3.3211 Unit 0950
Houston, TX 77054
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