SRF's new reservation and invoicing system, iLab, will be available to PIs and users on Monday, July17th. Three of SRF's "cores," Cleanroom, Electron Microscopy, and Materials Characterization "go live" on the 17th with the BioNano Research Facilities slated to go live the following Monday, July 21st.
The launch of the iLab reservation and invoicing system has been delayed due to technical problems. Agilent, maker of iLab, and WVU Information Technology Services are working to solve the issue.
SRF will begin migrating from CORES to the iLab Solutions management system beginning in early June. CORES new owner, Agilent Crosslab, is no longer supporting CORES, replacing it with iLab Solutions. SRF will be migrating its for 'cores' or facilities in three waves.
SRF Electron Microscopy Facilities Manager, Dr. Marcela Redigolo, has been named the Chemical Hygiene Officer for Shared Research Facilities. She is responsible for overseeing the annual chemical inventory update across all SRF laboratories on both the downtown and Evansdale campuses.
She also maintains the comprehensive list of trained laboratory personnel--students as well as staff who use SRF labs--ensuring that all attend mandatory annual HazComm/Lab Safety/Haz Waste training. Dr. Redigolo is the lead provider of the SRF's introductory training program--General Laboratory and Chemical Safety Training. She bears lead responsibility for reviewing and revising or creating specific chemical hygiene plans for SRF labs. She can provide technical assistance to laboratory staff regarding chemical handling, storage, use, and disposal.
Qi Zeng, Ph.D. has been appointed as the Manager of the SRF BioNano Research Facilities. Dr. Zeng received her bachelor's degree in chemistry in 2009 from Renmin University of China and her Ph.D. in analytical chemistry in 2015 from the University of Illinois at Chicago.
Her research involved the development of a nanoHPLC-MS analysis method for fruit fly hemolyph using bottom-up proteomics. In addition to her academic experience, Dr. Zeng has also worked in the private sector as a research scientist developing reverse osmosis membranes for the polymer industry. Her research interests focus on HPLC, GC, and MS method development for raw, intermediate, and final product quality control.