NORC Director: Samuel Klein, MD
The Washington University Nutrition Obesity Research Center (NORC) activities enhance our understanding of the basic and clinical aspects of nutrition in the prevention, etiology, pathophysiology and therapy of nutrition-related diseases. Since its inception in 1999, the NORC has served as a nucleus for the growth and development of nutrition and obesity research at Washington University. The NORC has four core facilities including: Adipocyte Biology Molecular Nutrition Core (ABMN), Animal Model Research Core (AMR), Biomolecular Analysis Core (BMA), and Clinical Science Research Core (CSR).
The NORC is focused around three major interactive Program Themes:
The overall goals of the NORC are to support these themes by:
The NORC Cores provide outstanding technical services and assist investigators in areas of research including isotope tracers, mathematical modeling, rodent models, and mass spectrometry. The four NORC research cores are as follows:
Adipocyte Biology and Molecular Nutrition (ABMN)
Animal Model Research (AMR)
Biomolecular Analysis (BMA)
Clinical Service Research (CSR)
Accessing NORC Services:
To access NORC services you need to be both a Washington University investigator AND a member of the NORC. Once a member, any grant/project for which you wish to request services will need to be registered and approved prior to requesting services.
Please acknowledge the Washington University NORC, Nutrition Obesity Research Center, (formerly CNRU) in your publications by: "Supported by Grant Number P30DK056341 NORC".