UC/Agilent Metallomics Center for the Americas

Joe Caruso

Metals in various chemical forms (chemical compounds) are important to all biological systems, including human life. Metallomics is a chemical analysis process that fully characterizes the different forms of a metal in a particular sample type, such as the different forms of the elements manganese or iron that might exist in a red blood cell. The UC/Agilent Metallomics Center of the Americas contains approximately $900,000 worth of state-of-the-art equipment, which is used to enhance research in the area of metals and nonmetals analysis.