Collaboration & Scheduling

Collaboration:

If you are interested in assessing human metabolism, or just using the chambers as a lab space to conduct human subject studies concerning other physiological variables, don’t hesitate to drop us an email or drop by. Here is a list of physiological parameters we can measure at the lab. We are open to ideas and happy to discuss experimental design with you.

As human metabolism is a complex process and varies a lot from individual to individual, energy expenditure measured by the chambers¬†can be confounded by lots of variables. If you are thinking about small pilot studies, we recommend a¬†cross-over study design with “intervention” factors in place. We are happy to work with you in order to find out a suitable study design for your specific research questions.

 

Scheduling:

All booking must go through the Clinical Research Service Unit (CRSU) at VCU. Email crs-scheduler@vcuhealth.org for details. Availability of the two chambers can be found in the calendar below.