The 2,900ft2 facility is housed in the College of Health Sciences/Nursing building on the UTEP campus. The MiNER Laboratory is comprised of eight independent rooms and a bench laboratory area facilitating a research capacity that ranges from large population descriptive surveys to very complex molecular and endocrinological mechanisms of disease. This research space is highly conducive and supportive of the interdisciplinary collaborative culture of the College of Health Sciences.
Major equipment relevant to clinical research include:
- Metabolic rate and substrate utilization: Metabolic measurement systems
- Insulin Sensitivity: Dual pump for Hyperinsulinemic Euglycemic clamp
- Exercise Training: Treadmills, cycle ergometers, ECG system etc.
- Body Composition: Underwater weighing tank, bioelectrical impedance analysis (BIA), Bod Pod, dual X-ray absorptiometry (DXA),
Major equipment relevant to bench research includes:
- Western blot facility with LI-COR imaging system
- Real time qPCR – QuantStudio 6 Flex system
- Cell culture facilities with C-Pace electrical pulse stimulator (Ion-Optics)
- Ouroboros Oxygraph-2k and Seahorse Extracellular Flux analyzer
- Immunohistochemistry - Leica Biosystems Cryostat, microscope etc.