Kevin Carrera is a laboratory technician in the Environmental Sciences initiative at the ASRC working in the Advanced Laboratory for Chemical and Isotopic Signatures run by Dr. Brian Giebel. In this position, he is responsible for running/calibrating instrument analyses using gas chromatographs, elemental analyzers, mass spectrometers and basic lab management. Additionally, he assists with research projects by executing experiments, and generating reports from the data collected.
He earned a B.S. in Biochemistry from SUNY Geneseo, where he conducted snake vertebral morphology research in Dr. Jacob McCartney’s lab. He also earned a M.S. in Forensic Science from CUNY John Jay, where he conducted his master’s thesis on the method optimization of different extraction procedures and LC-MS/MS conditions to determine optimal methods to identify and quantify CBD, THC and their metabolites in whole blood in Dr. Marta Concheiro-Guisan’s lab.