Our primary funding is supplied under a cooperative agreement with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) where our focus is method development for toxic substance screens in foods. We interface with researchers at the FDA Forensic Chemistry Center in Cincinnati and are a member of the Food Emergency Response Network.
We are a member of the National Alliance for Advanced Biofuels and Bioproducts where our focus is complete chemical characterization of algal extracts and process related samples.
NMSU NAABB Participants: http://research.nmsu.edu/naabb/
NAABB Homepage: http://www.arl.arizona.edu/naabb/
We are pleased to support the research efforts of Dr. Christina Sobin (UTEP) through analyses that highlight the relationship between blood lead levels (and other heavy metals) and neurocognitive performance of border-town children.
We also collaborate with several research groups within the College of Agriculture, NMSU and New Mexico with projects that range from animal health and physiology to toxic alkaloid quantitation in native plants to proteomic and metabolomic assays.