DORI Metabolic Assay Core (Human and Animal)

The objective of the Metabolic Assay Core (MAC) is to provide assay services to investigators of the USC Diabetes and Obesity Research Institute (DORI), and non-USC DORI investigators. The MAC provides the measurement of hormones, cytokines, lipids and carbohydrates in both human and animal biologic fluids. Any other assays in mind, please let us know to discuss options. Investigators will pay a fee-for-service that covers the cost of reagents, supplies, a percentage of personnel salary, and instrument usage. The measurement of assays will utilize modern instrumentation run by experienced assay technician(s) in a reliable, quality-controlled environment. Equipment used to perform assays includes a Bio Tek plate reader, YSI 2900D Biochemistry Analyzer, MagPix instrument using Luminex xMAP technology, and NanoDrop 2000.

Download the MAC Assay Request Form (doc).


DORI Assay Core Management

Lab Manager – Lilit Baronikian, BS
Phone: 323-865-3379 or 818-642-4838

Administrator – Christina Ayala, MPH
Phone: 323-422-2500

Faculty Director – Dr. Joyce Richey, PhD
Phone:  323-442-1939