Physiology Core

Contact information

Using the Core

How do I request a procedure?

Request room reservations by contacting the Core Manager:

Pilar Ariza-Guzman, DVM, MS

To discuss specific experiments you would like to perform using the IBP Phenotyping Core services please contact the Core Director at

The Physiology Core is designed to serve the bio-sciences to integrate disciplines by offering the opportunity for investigators to use highly specialized equipment to conduct their research and have access to highly skilled services and surgeries.

Physiology Core services

The Physiology Core facility offers a wide range of mice cardio-metabolic physiology services in our state-of-the-art CCRB and Jackson Hall (JH) facilities (JH only for surgery).

The services offered by the IBP Physiology Core can be found by clicking this link here.

These spaces meet the expectations of the Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC) requirements and is inspected twice yearly by the IACUC and once a month by Research Animal Resources (RAR).

The Physiology Core is supported by: 

Department of Integrative Biology and Physiology

Integrative Biology and Physiology (IBP) is dedicated to an integrative systems biology approach to bio-medical discovery. We partner with colleagues across disciplines to investigate questions ranging from gene/molecule to the intact animal, while striving for excellence in research and dissemination of new knowledge with local, national, and global impact. It is our goal to discover new technologies by expanding our knowledge base and discovering new ways to integrate the biological disciplines including cardiovascular disease, obesity, stress and metabolic disorders on whole animal levels.


Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism

The Institute for Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolism (IDOM) at the University of Minnesota is uniquely poised to become a premier research institute that is focused on advancing knowledge of the pathophysiology of diabetes and its complications through cutting edge research. IDOM is partially supported by an AIRP award from the UMN Medical School.