The UC MMPC invites speakers from various universities to present their research. The goal is to improve and refine our phenotyping capability. Interactions between members of the University of Cincinnati – Metabolic Diseases Institute and the researchers have ignited interesting discussions on various mouse models and the different phenotypic analyses. Established in January 2009, the Seminar Series has been very successful and is very well attended not only by members of the MMPC but also other investigators from the University of Cincinnati and Cincinnati Children’s Hospital. This seminar series has been particularly useful for young investigators to have the chance to interact with established investigators.