Roger W. Giese
Professor of Chemistry and Biomedical Science; Director, Environmental Cancer Research Program
Ph.D., MIT (Cambridge, MA)
BS, Hamline University
Certification: Diplomate, American Board of Clinical Chemistry
The research projects in Dr. Giese’s laboratory combine aspects of analytical chemistry, organic chemistry and biochemistry to make advances in the reagents and techniques available for trace organic analysis. Emphasis is placed on the development of new methodology for high sensitivity and multi-analyte detection, applied especially to human samples. The principle detection technique being used for high sensitivity is mass spectrometry. Examples of analytes of interest are DNA adducts (damage to genes by carcinogens) and metabolites/xenobiotics (metabolomics).