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CAHNRS Department of Horticulture Genomics Lab

Lab Manager

Karen Adams, Horticultural Genomics Lab Manager

About Me

Karen Adams
Karen Adams

I joined the Dhingra Lab as lab manager in 2009 after many years of bench experience in molecular biology laboratories. The ongoing challenges are to keep chaos at a minimum and instill in students good laboratory work and safety habits. To that end, I look after ordering of supplies, supply and equipment inventories, equipment service and repair, chemical and radioactive waste management, safety compliance issues, meeting schedules, budget tracking, protocol and sample files, supervise payroll of temporary employees, help maintain the lab website, answer student questions about experimental procedures when I can, write operating procedures, and nag just a bit. The goal is to provide a situation in which lab members and visitors can work on their research efficiently and safely.

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Previous Lab Managers

Kevin Kipp

Kristy Podelnyk