Institute for Aging Research

Chronobiosis and Energetics/Metabolism of Aging Core (CEAC)

Dr. Nir Barzilai Aging Research Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

Director: Nir Barzilai, MD  


Derek M. Huffman, Ph.D. Aging Research Albert Einstein College of Medicine Montefiore Medical Center Bronx NY

Director: Derek M. Huffman, PhD  


The CEAC offers intellectual expertise specific to the design, implementation and interpretation of studies targeting the understanding of energetics and metabolic consequences and mechanisms specific to aging.

The CEAC provides leadership and personnel to advise or assist investigators in performing in vivo energetics/metabolism and chronobiosis assessments. CEAC services, which enrich and extend the studies of these researchers, are made available to E-NSC, our mini-NSC, and other NSC members at a discounted fee, and to outside investigators at a standard rate.

Through this Core, investigators continue to develop normative physiological/functional values for healthy lifespan, and establish a plasma and tissue chronobiosis resource, which includes a discovery panel database consisting of proteomic, transcriptomic and metabolomic data from isochronic and heterochronic pairs.

Fees (all fees are per rodent)

Type of service E-NSC member rate Actual costs
Calorimeter $50 $100
Calorimetry analysis $15 $30
qNMR $2/mouse $4/mouse
Clamp surgery $50 $100
Inserting ICV or intra hypothalamic catheter $100 $200
Food reward/week $25 $50
Clamp assay: with radioisotope $75 $150
Clamp assay: without radioisotope $25 $50
Clamp data analysis $15 $30
Body Composition $5 $10
Micro CT scan $50 $100
Chronobiosis (one set, i.e. Y-Y, Y-O, O-O) $300 $600
Chronobiosis tissue (one set, i.e., Y, Y-O, O-Y, O) ~20-50mg $300 $600
Chronobiosis plasma (one set, i.e., Y, Y-O, O-Y, O) ~50uL $300 $600
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