About Us

The Metabolomic Team

The Metabolomics Core, part of the BRCF in the Medical School Office of Research, measures concentrations of small molecules in biological samples on a recharge basis. We strive to provide GLP-quality analytical services at competitive prices, and regularly customize assays to fit our clients’ needs. Services include initial consultation, method development, data collection, interpretation, and presentation. Core competencies include both targeted assays for many analyte classes as well as untargeted assays to evaluate the entire metabolome in biofluids and tissues, measurement of flux through various pathways using 13C-isotopomer analyses, and structural identification of isolated unknowns and potential biomarkers.

The Metabolomics Core uses MiCores, an online system from iLab Solutions designed to stream the process of ordering and billing for core service requests.

All Core users are invited to use the system, which University of Michigan users can access using your Uniqname and level-1 (Kerberos) password. Set up an account at https://umich.corefacilities.org. External users who have not used iLabs before will need to obtain a sponsored account through U-M. Please send a request to HITS for assistance obtaining a sponsored account.

Once you complete the one-time registration process and are approved by your PI or Lab Manager, the system will enable you to place service requests, provide required approvals, and monitor progress.

If you have any questions, please contact HITS or visit the MiCores Help Wiki.

For more information, download the Metabolomics Core flyer.


Maureen Kachman, Ph.D., Director
University of Michigan Medical School
Metabolomics Core
Office of Research
Biomedical Research Core Facilities