The Volpi Lab comprises the Biorepository and the Mass Spectrometry laboratories. They include 2,300 sq. ft. of space on the 10th floor of the Medical Research Building, and 200 sq. ft. of space on the 4th floor of the John Sealy Annex. They are a component of the 5,000 sq. ft. of wet lab space of the Sealy Center on Aging and Claude D. Pepper Older Americans Independence Center.
An added benefit of the lab is the beautiful view of the Gulf of Mexico, Galveston Island, and Galveston Bay.
Lab Specific Information
The inter-connecting labs in the MRB allow for science collaboration among researchers interested in muscle biology and metabolism in aging.
In addition to wet lab space, the Volpi Lab also includes the Acute Care for Elders Unit Functional Laboratory, which includes a DEXA scanner, bioimpedance analyzers, a Biodex, hand-held dynamometers, and other functional testing equipment for studies in hospitalized geriatric patients.
The Volpi Lab also has full access to a newly built CeRPAN exercise testing and training facility for clinical trials involving exercise, as well as the UTMB Institute for Translational Sciences Clinic Research Center to perform clinical studies in human volunteers.