The Heinz Chemistry and Nutrition Laboratory
The Heinz Chemistry and Nutrition Laboratory was established in the late 1970’s. Initially, the laboratory focused on lipid analysis that supported studies of cardiovascular disease. Subsequently, the analytical capability of the laboratory expanded to include analyses of adipokines, antioxidants, cytokines, hormones, isoflavones, long-chain fatty acids and vitamins. Collaborations involve not only several groups at the University of Pittsburgh but also at other institutions in the United States and abroad (Bolivia, Canada, Japan, Nigeria, Trinidad and Tobago).