David H. Murdock Research Institute

Charleata Carter Joins DHMRI as Microscopy Support Specialist

November 11, 2014





Charleata A. Carter, PhD, joined the David H. Murdock Research Institute (DHMRI) last month as microscopy support specialist.

In her new role, Carter directs DHMRI’s light microscopy facilities including confocal microscopy and biological imaging and provides consultative, collaborative scientific client support.

Carter Microscopy 2014

Charleata A. Carter, PhD, DHMRI Director of Microscopy

“I have a diverse background including work in cancer research, wound healing and toxicology using in vitro and in vivo models and can assist users in experimental design as well as specifics of using microscopes in the facility,” she said.

Carter has 12 years of experience in confocal microscopy and has extensive experience establishing, leading and directing core facilities. Her background includes working for large companies, small biotech firms, academia and government. She has published over 30 peer-reviewed scientific articles and 59 abstracts. She is a toxicology consultant, serves as an editorial board member of the International Journal of Toxicology as well as reviewer for several toxicology journals.

Her research interests involve the structure and function of cells and tissues and include the use of natural compounds and small molecules to prevent or treat disease. She also studies the pathways by which toxins cause disease or alter cell signaling pathways, protein kinases as therapeutic targets and signal transduction inhibitors to treat disease.

Of the DHMRI microscopy laboratory, she commented, “The variety of high-end equipment and the number of microscopes at DHMRI is amazing. “

Along with three confocal microscopes, Carter pointed out that the DHMRI’s microscopy laboratory offers a range of equipment from sophisticated PALM laser capture, which allows scientists to view and dissect specific areas of a sample for further analysis, down to small fluorescent microscopes. The diversity of equipment is useful to more than just the life sciences.

“DHMRI’s facility is not just for the biological sciences, any type of science is welcome,” Carter said.

For more information about the microscopy laboratory, visit www.dhmri.org. To schedule an appointment to use the equipment or meet with Carter, email DHMRI Business Development Associate Maria Cunningham at mcunningham@dhmri.org.

DHMRI, which is located on the NC Research Campus in Kannapolis, NC, provides a multidisciplinary approach integrating genomics, analytical sciences, cellular sciences and bioinformatics to accelerate the R&D of companies, institutions and researchers throughout the world as well as the NCRC’s university, corporate and healthcare partners. To learn more, visit http://www.dhmri.org.

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