The UCSD Integrative Health and Mind-Body Biomarker Laboratory (IH-MMB)
is a component of the Center that provides biomarker assay consultation, assay performance, and data processing and interpretation services to academic and industry investigators. The services that the IH-MMB Lab provides are for various biospecimen types from research involving human participants. In particular, the IH-MMB Lab’s role is to facilitate biomarker investigations for research in integrative health and mind-body medicine, behavioral medicine, and brain-body connections, as well as more traditional biomedical research. Collaborative efforts to foster biomedical and clinical research are the core mission of this laboratory. The IH-MMB Lab is located on UC San Diego La Jolla and Hillcrest campuses. It is the vision of the Center to develop additional laboratory support in the areas of fMRI, microbiome, electrophysiology, and epigenetics in collaboration with research committee members that have expertise in these areas.