Division of Nutritional Sciences
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.
Provide teaching support for NS3320, Nutritional Methods
B.A. 1983-University of Colorado (Denver), Biology & Chemistry
M.A. 1987-Boston University, Biochemistry