Victoria Simon


Victoria Simon

Manager, Human Nutritional Chemistry Laboratory
237 Human Ecology Building
Division of Nutritional Sciences
Phone: (607) 255-2997
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Biographical Statement:

  I am Manager of the Human Nutritional Chemistry Service Laboratory (HNCSL) located in room 251 in the new Human Ecology Building.  The laboratory provides research support in the area of nutritional and biochemical biomarkers.  The focus of the laboratory is primarily on human nutrition, however, the laboratory is capable of doing numerous assays on sample from other species.  The laboratory routinely runs assays using a Siemens Immulite 2000 automated immonoassay system and Siemens Dimension Xpand Chemistry Analyzer.  The laboratory is also equiped with a Biotek Synergy 2 microplate reader, a Biotek Precision XS Robotic System, a Biotek ELx50 magnetic plate washer to do more specialized immunoassays using commercially available kits.  For Hemotology analysis, the laboratory has a Beckman-Coulter AcT Diff2 coulter counter.  The laboratory also posesses a Parr Oxygen Combustion Bomb Calorimeter for food and tissue calorimetric studies.  For sample processing the laboratory has numerous centrifuges, a biosafety cabinet, and a Savant DNS 120 Speedvac.  More recent additions to the laboratory is a Luminex Magpix multiplex immunoassay system and a Quantimetrix Lipoprint, a LDL and HDL subfraction system.

  This fee for service laboratory is available to the Cornell University community as well as institutions outside the university.


B.A. 1983-University of Colorado (Denver), Biology & Chemistry

M.A. 1987-Boston University, Biochemistry

Courses Taught:

Provide teaching support for NS3320, Nutritional Methods

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Selected Publications:
Kelley, D.S., G. Bartolini, J.M. Warren, V.A. Simon, K.L. Erickson, and B.E. Mackey (2004) Contrasting Effects of t10, c-12-, and c9, t11-Conjugated Linoleic Acid Isomers on Fatty Acid Profiles of Mouse Liver Lipids. Lipids, 39 (2), 135-141.

Warren, J.M., V.A. Simon, G. Bartolini, K.L. Erickson, B.E. Mackey, and D.S. Kelley (2003) The trans-10, cis-12 CLA Increases Liver and Decreases Adipose Tissue Lipids in Mice: Possible Roles of Specific Lipid Metabolism Genes. Lipids, 38 (5), 497-504.

Jacob, R.A., G.M. Spinozzi, V.A. Simon, D.S. Kelley, R.L. Prior, B. Hess-Pierce, A.A. Kader (2003) Consumption of Cherries Lowers Plasma Urate in Healthy Women. J. Nutr, 133 (6), 1826-1829.

Kelley, D.S., J.M. Warren, V.A. Simon, G. Bartolini, B.E. Mackey, and K.L. Erickson (2002) Similar Effects of c9,t11-CLA and t10,c12-CLA on Immune Cell Function in Mice. Lipids, 37 (7), 725-728.

Warren, J.M., V.A. Simon, G. Bartolini, K.L. Erickson, and D.S. Kelley (2002) Differential Transcript Levels in Mice Fed Highly Pure CLA Isomers. FASEB J., 16 (4), A263-A264.
Kelley, D.S., V.A. Simon, P.C. Taylor, I.L. Rudolph, P. Benito, G.J. Nelson, B.E. Mackey, and K.L. Erickson (2001) Dietary Supplementation with Conjugated Linoleic Acid Increased Its Concentration in Human Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells, but Did Not Alter Their Function. Lipids, 36 (7), 669-674.

Benito, P. G.J. Nelson, D.S. Kelley, G. Bartolini, P.C. Schmidt, and V. Simon (2001) The Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acids on Platelet Function, Platelet Fatty Acid Composition, and Blood Coagulation in Humans. Lipids, 36 (3), 221-227
Benito, P. G.J. Nelson, D.S. Kelley, G. Bartolini, P.C. Schmidt, and V. Simon (2001) The Effect of Conjugated Linoleic Acids on Plasma Lipoproteins and Tissue Fatty Acid Composition in Humans. Lipids, 36 (3), 229-236.
Kelley, D.S., V.A. Simon, P.A. Taylor, I.L. Rudolph, P. Benito, G.J. Nelson (2001) Increased Conjugated Linoleic Acid (CLA) Concentration of Peripheral Blood Mononuclear Cells (PMBC), Does Not Alter Their Function. FASEB J., 15 (5), A1094



Selected Keywords:
bioassay, clinical chemistry, nutritional biomarkers

The information on this bio page is taken from the CHE Annual Report.