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Translation Core

Overview of Services

An important component of research at the Center for Diabetes and Metabolic Diseases is to translate basic and preclinical discoveries to patients. The Translation Core provides services that facilitate and accelerate research involving human subjects, including supplying low-cost, high-quality analyte measurement services for a variety of hormones, cytokines, lipids and other analytes.

Translation Core human studies services include phenotyping (i.e. GTT, clamp studies, tracer studies), and access to a biobank of human tissues and serum. The core has the capacity to undertake specialized and customizable laboratory services, including bringing online assays not previously available at IU School of Medicine.

The Translation Core has approximately 500 square feet of dedicated space for the analyte lab in the VanNuys Medical Science Building, adjacent to University Hospital in downtown Indianapolis.



Tamara S. Hannon, MD Robert V. Considine, PhD
Core Director Associate Director
Brett M. McKinney Anthony J. Acton
Translation Core Laboratory Manager Translation Core Analyte Laboratory Manager


Location and hours of operation

Hours Location


8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Room 5550

550 N. University Blvd

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Analyte Core Location:

MS 259

635 Barnhill Drive

Indianapolis, IN 46202

Links and Resources

  1. Translation Core


Name Role Phone Email Location
Brett M. McKinney
Translation Core Laboratory Manager
(317) 278-1605
Anthony J. Acton
Translation Core Analyte Laboratory Manager
(317) 278-0657 Cell: (317)985-6613
MS 259