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

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.