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The UGA Center for Applied Isotope Studies: What We Do and Why

Portrait of Dr. Carla Hadden, guest speaker
Dr. Carla Hadden
Director & Research Scientist
Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS), University of Georgia
iSTEM Building 2, Room 1218
Analytical Seminar

The Center for Applied Isotope Studies (CAIS) is a multidisciplinary scientific research unit and core service facility within the UGA Office of Research that specializes in the quantification of isotope ratios using mass spectrometry. In this talk, I present a broad overview of (1) common applications of isotope studies in archaeology, ecology, geology, food sciences, and forensics; (2) our unique analytical facility, which houses a state-of-the-art radiocarbon accelerator mass spectrometry lab and the largest stable isotope ratio mass spectrometry lab in the world; and (3) the Center’s dynamic, multifaceted STEM education and public outreach program. The CAIS has operated for 40 years as part of the UGA community. We partner with academic departments, centers, and institutes to facilitate integrative research, provide experiential learning opportunities for students, and promote the growth of UGA as a leader in applied STEM fields.

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