Participating labs

Researcher name Lab name/focus area Description
Peter Amadio, M.D. Motion capture/friction
Tendon and Soft Tissue Biology Lab
Researches injuries to tendons and soft tissues by studying orthopedics, biomechanics, biochemistry, dynamic ultrasound, and molecular and cell biology.
Andrew D. Badley, M.D. Gel electrophoresis
Human Immunodeficiency Virus Lab
Focuses on translating clinical observations by performing basic science experiments in order to understand the mechanistic basis underlying those observations.
Doo-Sup Choi, Ph.D. PCR/ Western Blot / microscope observation
Neurobiology of Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Lab
Investigates, identifies and validates the roles of genetic components in alcoholism and drug addiction.
Julie M. Cunningham, Ph.D. Multichannel and robotic pipetting
Genotyping Core
Provides comprehensive genotyping services to investigators at Mayo Clinic and their collaborators, as well as researchers around the world.
Stephen C. Ekker, Ph.D. Zebrafish
Zebrafish Facility
The zebrafish is an outstanding system for studying processes difficult or impossible to follow in other animals, such as the mechanisms underlying organogenesis.
Martin E. Fernandez-Zapico, M.D. Cancer cell cultures and epigenetic assays
Cell Biology Program
Defines the molecular and cellular basis of neoplastic transformation, growth and metastasis, and provides insights into normal and aberrant functions of genetic lesions.
James F. Greenleaf, Ph.D. Ultrasound plexiglass
Ultrasound Imaging Lab
Advanced ultrasound and acoustic sciences with a primary focus on developing new applications in medical and biological areas.
Peter C. Harris, Ph.D. Cell line generation/ mutation modeling
Molecular Genetics and Biomarker Core (PKD Center)
Characterizes Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease populations and resources to facilitate translational and basic studies.
Michael J. Joyner, M.D. Metabolic exercise testing
Human and Integrative Physiology and Clinical Pharmacology Lab
Studies how the peripheral circulation and autonomic reflexes adapt to physical stresses, and how gender and age influence these factors.
Lilach O. Lerman, M.D., Ph.D. 2D and 3D visualizations and renderings of kidneys
Renovascular Disease Lab
Studies renal and cardiovascular physiology and pathophysiology to develop novel diagnostic and therapeutic techniques.
Louis (Jim) J. Maher III, Ph.D. Polymer chemistry/DNA structure
Nucleic Acid Structure and Recognition Lab
Develops new approaches to study DNA flexibility in cells, novel DNA- and RNA-based drug therapies, and rare cancers caused by errors in metabolism.
Daniel J. McCormick, Ph.D.
H. (Bob) Robert Bergen, III, Ph.D.
Intro to proteomics
Proteomics Core
Provides access to a broad range of proteomics services, technologies and guidance to help answer scientific questions.
Georges Mer, Ph.D. NMR and chromatography
Metabolomics Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Core
Provides an NMRS-based dynamic metabolomic platform for untargeted and targeted quantification of metabolite levels and measurement of fluxes within metabolic networks in human and transgenic animal biofluids.
Sanjay Misra, M.D. Tour of mouse surgical area
Vascular and Interventional Radiology Lab
Studies multiple different animal models in order to improve outcomes in patients with end-stage renal disease by developing novel therapies that can be delivered by image-guided intervention.
Timothy J. Nelson, M.D., Ph.D. Stem cells/cell culture suite
Todd and Karen Wanek Family Program for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome
Development of a cell-based therapy for Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome (HLHS) in order to delay, or even prevent, the need for heart transplants in people with HLHS.
Robin Patel, M.D. Electricity as novel treatment/joint infection diagnosis
Infectious Diseases Lab
Uses culture-based methods, molecular techniques, animal models and human studies to investigate infectious diseases.
Marina Ramirez-Alvarado, Ph.D. Extraction of fluorescent markers
Protein Misfolding Lab
Studies light chain amyloidosis to design therapeutic strategies to overcome the amyloid phenomenon.
Stephen J. Riederer, Ph.D. MRI demonstration
Magnetic Resonance Lab
Development of new image acquisition methods based on MRI physics. Human studies are done in collaboration with radiologists and other medical specialists in the areas of cardiovascular, neurological and cancer imaging.
Erik L. Ritman, M.D., Ph.D. MicroCT scans
Physiological Imaging Lab
Web-based databank of 3D images (micro-CT scans) available to investigators for use in their research endeavors.
Lewis R. Roberts, M.B., Ch.B., Ph.D. PCR genotyping
Hepatocellular Carcinoma Lab
Studies molecular pathogenesis and early detection of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) to translate new findings into improvements in prevention, early diagnosis, prognostic prediction, and treatment of HCC.
Jeffery L. Salisbury, Ph.D. Demo of Scanning electron microscope
Microscopy and Cell Analysis Core
Provides electron microscopy, flow cytometry and cell sorting, and optical microscopy services to investigators conducting clinical or basic science cancer research.
Gary C. Sieck, Ph.D. Confocal imaging and ventilation
Cell and Regenerative Physiology Lab
Investigates the neural control and adaptation of breathing muscles. Focus areas include research on the diaphragm muscle, aging and respiratory muscle sarcopenia, spinal cord injury, and airway smooth muscle.
Ravinder J. Singh, Ph.D. Dilution and pipetting
Immunochemical Core
Provides immunochemical, chemistry and immune testing at an affordable cost to clinical and basic science researchers.
Smith, David I. Next Gen. Seq. Facility Lab/DNA "necklace"
Medical Genome Facility
Gives clinicians and researchers detailed information about the genetic makeup of their samples, allowing them to identify and characterize the role of genetics in disease and treatment.
Anthony J. Windebank, M.D. Chemo-induced peripheral neuropathy
Regenerative Neurobiology Lab
Research strives to understand the cellular mechanisms underlying injury and repair in the nervous system.