Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism Research

Facilities & Equipment

The Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism Research Focus Area is home to a range of labs, facilities, resources that enhance the learning, teaching and research experience for all our students and faculty. These include:

  • Next-Seq 500 (Illumina)
  • 2100 Electrophoresis Bioanalyzer (Agilent)
  • GC-MS (Agilent)
  • Olympus IX73 BF/FL (fluorescence) microscope
  • 7500 Real-time PCR machine (ABI)
  • BioLogic DuoFlow QuadTec 10 System (Bio-Rad)
  • SpectraMax G4 (Molecular Devices)
  • Gene Pulser X-Cell total system (Bio-Rad)
  • QuantStudio 3D Digital PCR System (Invitrogen)

Behavioral Suite in the Comparative Medicine Unit (CMU)

  • Columbus Instruments Comprehensive Lab Animal Monitoring System
  • Echo MRI

Shared Equipment

Our research focus area shares additional equipment with the Heart and Blood Vessel Disease research focus area. This includes:

  • Multiphoton fluorescent microscope (Olympus Exclusive MPE with MAITAI-EHP)
  • Olympus confocal microscope with 4 lasers (Olympus FV1000 IX81 Spectral Confocal)
  • C6 Flow Cytometer (BD Biosciences)
  • X-ray generator (Gamma irradiator for small animals)
  • In Vivo Imaging System (Perkin Elmer)
  • Vevo 770 High-resolution Imaging System (VisualSonics, Inc. Toronto, Canada)


Yanqiao Zhang, M.D.
Director, Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism Research Focus Area
Phone: 330.325.6693
Email:  yzhang@neomed.edu

Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism Research

Research at NEOMED