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Christopher Bock

Christopher Bock

Principal Investigator

Translational Research

Christopher Bock


Mr. Bock is the Scientific Manager for the Energy, Metabolism and Calorimetry Core at the Translational Research Institute for Metabolism and Diabetes (TRI-MD).  He is responsible for the indirect calorimetry equipment at the TRI-MD including the metabolic carts (hood calorimeters) and the larger room calorimeters (whole room and flex calorimeters).  He also works with the faculty to develop and implement research protocols using these tools to measure energy expenditure and the associated substrate oxidation simultaneously. 

Mr. Bock's graduate research combined miniaturized engineering principles with chemical and biological analysis tools to develop a water analysis system that trapped particles by dielectrophoresis and analyzed with a lab-on-a-chip (LOC) approach.  This micro electro-mechanical systems (MEMS) and microfluidics research along with his foundation in biomedical engineering formed an interdisciplinary approach to research.  This approach is well suited to his work at the TRI-MD that uses engineering principles to create a system that measures the results of energy expenditure reactions in the form of oxygen consumption and carbon dioxide production.

Mr. Bock received his master’s in mechanical engineering from the University of Central Florida.