The Environmental Health Laboratory (EH Lab) in the School of Public Health is equipped with state-of-the-art instruments for environmental health research and training. The Lab has three major components that serve sampling and analysis for a wide range of physical, chemical, and biological agents in the environment.
The lab is optimized to analyze a wide range of organic chemicals in air, water, dust, and soil.
Major equipment includes:
- Thermal desorption–gas chromatography/mass spectrometry (TD-GC/MS)
- Analysis of volatile organic compounds (VOCs)
- Accelerated solvent extractor (ASE)-GC/MS
- Analysis of semi-VOCs
- High-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) with diode-array detector (DAD)
- Analysis of low- and high-molecular organics
The lab is able to analyze biological agents in air, water, dust, soil, and human specimens:
- Bacteria and other microbes
- Human and animal tissue culture
- Microbiome and metagenomics
- Antibiotic resistance genes (ARGs)
- Allergens, and other agents
Major instruments include:
- quantitative PCR (qPCR)
- inverted EVOS-FL fluorescence microscope
- EVOS-XL brightfield microscope
- SpectraMax M3 multi-mode reader
This lab houses an HPLC/DAD system and multiple low-temperature freezers. It can be used for analysis of high-molecule compounds and storage of biological specimens.
For more information or to utilize the lab, contact:
Dr. Chunrong Jia
Office: Robison 337