The Physiology Core Facility provides basic and biological researchers with a central resource for creating models of animal physiology and pathophysiology. While our main focus is on cardiovascular disease and cancer in the rodent model, we can provide support to any aspect of animal research. We offer both invasive and non-invasive techniques for the collection of in vivo physiological data. The facility provides equipment, services, training, method development, and data measurement/analysis. Our Core Facility Staff has extensive surgical experience with a variety of animal models, strains, species, and techniques.

How it works

Researchers may request Core Facility Staff to perform techniques or may use the available equipment themselves. Three stations are located within the Core, which are available on a first-come-first-served basis. The Physiology Core uses the electronic scheduling platform, www.Quartzy.com Information about costs to utilize each station as well as details about the services available can be found on Quartzy. (Please contact us and we will invite you to our group on Quartzy.) This electronic calendar allows remote booking of the three Core Facility Stations.


Three Available Stations

1. Surgical Station

2. Ultrasound/Echo Station

3. MultiUse Station

Available Services/Training

  • Anesthesia

  • Aseptic surgical technique

  • Injection and intubation techniques

  • Survival surgery-cardiovascular challenge model induction, general surgery

  • Acute surgery- hemodynamic recordings

  • Equipment usage

  • Data collection and analysis

  • Experimental design

  • New model or method establishment

  • Necropsy and tissue collection

  • IACUC protocol development

  • Ultrasonography

Contact Us

Jessica Freeling, MS, VT, LATG
Core Laboratory Manager
Lee Medicine Rm 124
jessica.freeling@usd.edu
physiology.core@usd.edu
(605)-658-6310