Senior Research Associate
B.A., State University of New York at Purchase, 1983
M.S., New York Medical College, 2003
Working in Dr. Prokopczyk’s lab, we use a variety of methods, including HPLC with UV, fluorescence, and radioflow detectors as well as UPLC/MS and GC/MS to determine the metabolic pathways and DNA binding capabilities of tobacco carcinogens. We also employ GC/FID to determine fatty acid levels in animal diets and tissues as well as in animal and human plasma samples. We are currently collaborating with the core facility in an LC/MS/MS assay to study the relationship between dietary fatty acids and levels of ethenoguanine DNA adducts in rat mammary fat pad and human lymphocyte samples.