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Microbiology and Inorganic Chemistry Branch
The Microbiology and Inorganic Chemistry Branch is comprised of the Bio/Chemistry and Metals analytical units. These units are responsible for the analysis of bacteriological samples, nutrients, metals and a variety of inorganic parameters through other "wet chemistry" techniques. A complete list of parameters, arranged per analytical unit and responsible personnel, is detailed below. For PQL's and Method Numbers for the branch, go to the Technical Assistance page.
Roy Byrd - Branch Manager
The Bio/Chemistry Unit houses three analytical groups: Microbiology, Nutrients and Wet Chemistry. The parameters analyzed by each section and the responsible personnel are outlined in the tables below.
Cindy Green - Unit Supervisor
Microbiology Analytical Group:
Amita Desai, Narayan Deo, James Staley, Mark Starr
Nutrients Analytical Group:
Max Overman, Mojisola Ajayi, Gwen Belk
Wet Chemistry Analytical Group:
Magdi Ibrahim, Beth Swanson, April Williams, Joe Mohn
The Metals Unit is comprised of the metals analytical unit and houses a Class 1000 clean room for analysis of mercury at the parts per trilliion level. The parameters analyzed by this unit and the responsible personnel are listed in the table below.
Ellen Stafford - Unit Supervisor
Metals Analytical Unit:
Paula Gauthier, Bill Skinner, Debra Stanley, Joe Jurgevich, Stephanie Goss
Mercury Method 1631 Overview presentation by Roy Byrd
Link to the NC Division of Epidemiology Fish Consumption Advisories site.