Core Lab Personnel

If you are interested in the Core Laboratory and its capabilities, or would like to arrange a tour, email ascend_idc@morgan.edu or call (443) 885-4448 and ask for any one of our staff. 

Core Lab Co-Directors

Dr. Gloria E. Hoffman
Office: Dixon 222
Lab: Dixon 221
Tel: (443) 885-3394
Email: gloria.hoffman@morgan.edu 
Link to Dr. Hoffman's ResearchGate profile 

Dr. Michael Koban
Office: Dixon 208
Lab: Dixon 209
Tel: (443) 885-4687
Email: michael.koban@morgan.edu
Link to Dr. Koban's ResearchGate profile

Core Lab Technical Staff

Mr. Kevin Swinson
Office and lab: Dixon 221
Tel: (443) 885-4448
Email: kevin.swinson@morgan.edu

Kevin Swinson has had more than 30 years' experience in biochemical and molecular analysis including protein, genetic, and genomic analyses. He has 10 plus years' experience in military and government research labs. He holds two patents. He performs molecular biology and biochemical assays (qPCR, PCR, primer design), protein studies (western blotting, protein analysis), and performs immunohistochemistry and in-situ hybridization. From 1999 to the present he has trained laboratory personnel/students in experimentation techniques. He has extensive experience in sequencing and cloning genes.

Ms. Mary "Mollie" Lange
Office and lab: Dixon 221
Tel: (443) 885-4448
Email: mary.lange@morgan.edu

Mollie Stokes Lange has performed bench research, laboratory management and research administration for more than 30 years. She has worked in Dr. Hoffman's laboratory since June 2014. During Ms. Lange's  career, she has trained and advised faculty on technical approaches and gathering and analysis of microscopic data. She has managed service and research histology laboratories and a confocal microscopy core, and has trained hundreds of students at all levels in basic laboratory skills, research technique, data analysis and presentation. At MSU, she has worked one-on-one with ASCEND Scholars, other undergraduate students, and graduate students in relevant laboratory techniques. Her technical experience is extensive, and her specialties include neurohistology, neuropathology, image analysis, and microscopy and digital photomicroscopy.

Ms. Kelley Murphy
Office and lab: Dixon 221
Tel: (443) 885-4448
Email: kelley.murphy@morgan.edu
Link to Ms. Murphy's ResearchGate profile

Kelley Murphy has direct reporting responsibility to Dr. Hoffman on a separate NIH research grant, but will act as a consultant to the Core Laboratory. She managed the Tissue Imaging and Analytical Morphology Core at the University of Utah for seven years, providing assistance and training to undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, medical students, and faculty members from departments across campus ranging from biology to the Huntsman Cancer Institute. She has more than 25 years' experience working in general histology, in situ hybridization, immunocytochemistry, laser capture microscopy, molecular and cellular biology, genetic analysis, and animal models ranging from Drosophila melanogaster to rodents. In addition to teaching several short courses in immunohistochemistry and imaging at the Marine Biology Laboratory in conjunction with The Histochemical Society, she taught gross anatomy at the University of Utah Medical School for eight years.