The Health and Integrative Physiology LabĀ (HIP) lab is a 2138 sq. ft. core research laboratory housed within the Department of Kinesiology and Health Education (KHE) at UT Austin. HIP has the necessary equipment to assess a variety of metabolic health parameters; with the ability to tailor this assessment so that it is specific to research goals. HIP has the UT Institutional Biosafety Committee certification necessary for blood draws and analyses on both human and rodent biological samples. In addition, all individuals working within HIP have up-to- date institutional training in general laboratory safety along with specific training for working with biohazardous material, radioactive samples, and hazardous chemicals.