An important component of research at the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases is to translate basic and preclinical discoveries to patients. The Translation Core provides services that facilitate and accelerate research involving human subjects, including supplying low-cost, high-quality analyte measurement services for a variety of hormones, cytokines, lipids and other analytes.
Translation Core human studies services include phenotyping (i.e. GTT, clamp studies, tracer studies), and access to a biobank of human tissues and serum. The core has the capacity to undertake specialized and customizable laboratory services, including bringing online assays not previously available at IU School of Medicine.
The Translation Core has approximately 500 square feet of dedicated space for the analyte lab in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, adjacent to University Hospital in downtown Indianapolis.