The overall objective of the Systems Technologies Core (STC) is to provide expertise, state-of-the-art instrumentation, and novel analytical approaches to address a broad range of scientific questions presented across the Center for Human Health and the Environment (CHHE) at NC State University. Expertise in analytical techniques is essential to support CHHE’s mission to understand how human health is impacted by environmental factors and to implement this knowledge to reduce the adverse impacts. The STC provides CHHE investigators with analytical expertise and state-of-art methodologies to create an integrative, mechanistic picture of the underlying effects of environmental exposures on human health. The STC is directed by Dr. David Muddiman.

Expert Navigators for each section of the STC provide expertise, guidance and consultation on experimental design.  Dr. Andy Baltzehgar Director of the GSL serves as CHHE Navigator for genomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomics; Dr. Michael Bereman serves as Navigator for discovery and targeted proteomics; Dr. Erin Baker serves as Navigator for discovery and targeted metabolomics including environmental toxicants; and Dr. Dean Hesterberg serves as Navigator for metallomics including metal speciation.

The STC core and its Navigators can be accessed via this portal. All CHHE Full Members are eligible for the CHHE’s new STC Voucher Program. Under this program, CHHE will provide 50% of the costs up to $15K/Full member for $30K STC services (for more information go to Member Benefits)