About EPA

About the Research Cores Unit (RCU) of EPA's National Health and Environmental Effects Research Laboratory

Scientist profiling genesProfiling thousands of genesMicrofluidics for genomics researchMicrofluidics for genomics researchScientist working with nucleic acid quantificationsHighly sensitive nucleic acid quantificationsSpecialized instrumentation for small molecule quantitationSpecialized instrumentation for small molecule quantitationScientists working on analytical chemistry researchCollaborative expertise in analytical chemistry researchIdentifying and quantitating peptides for proteomics researchIdentifying and quantitating peptides using proteomics

What We Do

The Research Cores Unit (RCU) conducts research to develop and apply methods for enhancing analytical detection, and assessment and analysis of data. Scientists provide support to health and environmental laboratory research projects through the development and application of analytical chemistry, genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics.  RCU also serves as a resource to aid in the integration of technologies and data throughout the NHEERL research program.


Russell Owen, Director