SRF 2018 Spring Open House--one-on-one research planning available

Learn how WVU Shared Research Facilities (SRF) can support your specific research projects at the SRF’s Spring Open House on the Evansdale Campus (ESB G-75D) on April 26th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and the Downtown Campus (402 and 427 White Hall) on April 27th from 9 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

WVU PIs, research professors, and postdoctoral fellows are invited to sign up for a 30-minute, one-on-one working session with the SRF Managers of your choice to discuss details about how SRF’s instrumentation and our managers’ expertise could advance your research. The sessions will also allow you to develop good estimates of the number of hours and the associated costs to budget for instrumentation use in your upcoming proposals.

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Marcela Redigolo named SRF Chemical Hygiene Officer

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.

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Qi Zeng and Qiang Wang join SRF

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.

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