The Biotoxins Laboratory is
devoted to better understanding the role of biotoxins in
aquatic systems and their importance as a threat to public
health and water quality. Researchers in this laboratory
have conducted studies of coastal red tide toxins and
occurrence of liver and nerve toxins in New Hampshire lakes.
Multidisciplinary research includes biochemical,
physiological, genetic and ecological studies of biotoxins.
One goal of the Biotoxins Laboratory is to monitor toxic cyanobacteria and to develop sensitive
biotoxin assay methods that can be used by lake monitors of
the LLMP as well as by suppliers of drinking water.