The Nicole Perkins Microbial Communities Core Labs is dedicated to characterizing host pathogens interaction and the role of the microbial communities in health and disease using state-of-the technologies to identify new targets for research. The core is to enhance the ability to deliver translational research and foster bench-to-bedside research collaboration between basic scientist and clinicians.
|The Nicole Perkins Microbial Communities Core Labs were named after Nicole Perkins, Director of the Summit Foundation, who has been suffering from cystic fibrosis and is a spokesperson for the Snyder Institute for Chronic Diseases. This facility would not have been possible without her continued support. We thank you, Nikki!|
Karen K. H. Poon, PhD
Key Areas of Research
Dr. Karen K. H. Poon, PhD
Manager and Application Specialist
Manager and Application Specialist of the Nicole Perkins Microbial Communities Core Labs since June, 2009. Dr. Poon obtained her PhD in molecular microbiology and B Sc in Biochemistry from the University of Calgary. She did a post-doctoral research in LPS biosynthesis in Pseudomonas aeruginosa at the University of Guelph. Between 2006 and 2009, Karen worked as the manager for the Leukocyte Trafficking Molecular Core (LTMC), assisting various labs in molecular techniques. Since 2009, she worked in attained expertise in flow cytometry analysis and cell sorting applications, next generation sequencing of small genomes and 16S metagenomics on the MiSeq platform.
Flow Cytometry: analytical and cell sorting applications
CyTOF Helios Mass Cytometer (Fluidigm)
Next Generation Sequencing on the MiSeq