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Trans-NIH Metabolomics Core


The Trans-NIH Metabolomics Core is comprised of metabolomics facilities at NIEHS and NIA that together run metabolomics analyses for investigators at all Institutes across the NIH Intramural Research Program. As of late 2022, a fee-for-service model has been adopted, but the future vision is to apply to become a NIH Shared Resource subsidized by IC funds.

Metabolomics measures the small molecules – endogenous and exogenous – that underpin biological changes in response to diet, behavior, exposure, disease, and more.

Currently, the trans-NIH Metabolomics Core offers two distinct analyses – targeted and untargeted metabolomics:

  • Targeted metabolomics – measurement of the physical amount (or concentration) of chemicals/metabolites from a pre-specified list that are in a specimen.
  • Untargeted metabolomics – measurement of the relative changes of all (unspecified) chemicals/metabolites detected in a specimen as part of a global metabolic profile.

Project Initiation

Please complete the project initiation form (137KB) and email it to the acting Trans-NIH Metabolomics Core Coordinator, Kirsten Overdahl, Ph.D. If you have any questions, please contact the acting Trans-NIH Metabolomics Core Coordinator.


Kirsten Overdahl
Kirsten E. Overdahl, Ph.D.

Tel 984-287-4562

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