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In our Department, everyone from faculty to undergraduates works together on research projects that tackle the world’s biggest challenges. Learn more about our research areas and opportunities.

Research in Sombers Lab, NC State Chemistry

Erin Baker: Examining How Environmental Contaminants Affect Health

Erin Baker, an associate professor of chemistry, uses advanced instrumentation to look for environmental contaminants in substances and to find biomarkers that can signal disease.