Applying Mouse Biology to Reveal New Insights into Mechanisms of Metabolic Disease

The mission of the Mouse Metabolic Phenotyping Center (MMPC)-Live at UC Davis is to advance medical and biological research on the heterogeneity, pathogenesis, and metabolic and physiologic consequences of diabetes, obesity, and related metabolic diseases by providing the scientific community with complex metabolic, physiologic and behavioral phenotyping and consulting services to characterize living mouse models on a fee-for-service basis.

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phone: 530-752-MMPC

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Mouse Biology Program

For all your needs working with genetically altered mice


Mutant Mouse Resource and Research Center (at UC Davis)


International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium

Our Goals:

  • Broaden the scope of metabolic phenotyping tests for mice available to investigators.
  • Standardize key methodologies.
  • Expedite the completion of research.
  • Compile a database of information relevant to mouse models of diabetes, obesity, and diabetic complication

The UC Davis Vibrant Program is a strategic partnership between the UC Davis Center with Hispanic-Serving Institutions (HSIs) and the California State University (CSU) System. The UC Davis Vibrant Program offers a unique opportunity for members of the MMPC-Live Consortium to partner with HSIs, beginning with those in California, the most populous and diverse state in the nation. The goal of this partnership is to provide, prioritize, and expedite research and training opportunities to historically underrepresented investigators and students, so as to enhance their competitiveness for diabetes, obesity, and metabolic health research funding. Its vision is to offer ready access to MMPC-Live Consortium assets, on-site training of investigators and students, establishment of mentor-mentee relationships, and interchanges among experts in order to spark and enable research collaborations that would not otherwise be possible.

As an academic institution, we receive NIH support to partially fund our MMPC. In order to maintain the highest quality service that you have come to expect, we will be increasing some of our recharge rates beginning November 15th, 2017. Any ongoing services initiated prior to the 15th will retain the original quoted rate. All services initiated after November 15th will be charged the new rate. These new rates ensure that we are able to fully-recover operational costs not funded by the NIH. Off campus non-profit users, and for-profit entities will see slightly higher rates to recover costs not supported by the NIH. If you would like to know what the new rate will be for a service please let us know. Otherwise these will post to the MMPC website on November 15th, 2017.