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 Baltzegar, Director of the GSL, serves as CHHE Navigator for genomics, epigenomics, and transcriptomics; Dr. Taufika Islam Williams serve as Navigators for discovery and targeted proteomics; Dr. Erin Baker serves as Navigator for discovery and targeted metabolomics including environmental toxicants; and Dr. James Harrington serves as Navigator for metallomics including metal speciation.

The STC core and its Navigators can be accessed via this portal for CHHE Project Requests.  Watch this short video: “Overview of the Systems Technology Core (STC) and Accessing the STC Portal” for additional information.

More information about each section (Genomic, Proteomics, Metabolomics and Metallomics) can be found using the pull-down menu under Services/Support on the CHHE menu bar. 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 Services/Support on the CHHE menu bar)

***CHHE members can now use STC Voucher Program funds for STC services that are part of a CHHE Pilot Project.  Under the CHHE STC Voucher Program, CHHE pays 50% of the costs for up to $30K of STC services for projects with EHS relevance.  Previously STC Voucher Program funds could not be used in a CHHE PPs.  Now CHHE full members can us the STC Voucher Program Funds in their PP.  For example, if a member is planning to use $10K for STC services in their pilot project then they would only need to include $5K in their budget and indicate the other $5K is being covered by the STC Voucher Program.  The budget of PP remains capped at $25K but in effect with the voucher the member is receiving $30K.  This is a bonus for CHHE full members.