Biobehavioral Research Laboratory

Director: Mary Pat Kunert, PhD, RN

Research in the Center is grounded in the premise that understanding and influencing health outcomes is enhanced through examining the effects of interactions between biology, behavior and environment.


Enabling the advancement of science through faster and more accurate laboratory operations, extending the range of services that can be offered, and ensuring safe storage and disposal of specimens and reagents.


  • Biochemical assays
  • Detection and quantification of protein in assays by Western blot
  • Gene expression: microarray and RT=PCR (mRNA)