Endocrinology Lab


The Lu Endocrinology Lab is located in the Department of Physiology in the Health Sciences Center on the east side of campus. The lab houses an array of equipment dedicated towards radio- (125I) and enzyme immunoassays, including a gamma counter, a plate reader, and two centrifuges (high speed, and high volume). Ongoing work in the lab include the measurement and extraction of (1) fecal steroid hormones such as glucorticoids, estrogens, and testosterone in wild geladas and woolly monkeys, (2) immune biomarkers such as urinary neopterin and fecal SIgA from wild geladas, and (3) milk origin steroids such as glucocorticoids and DHEAS from captive rhesus macaques and vervet monkeys, (4) hair steroids from captive vervet monkeys.