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Laboratory Team

 

Beatriz Hinojosa
Lead Laboratory Supervisor (Carson Laboratory)

Ms. Hinojosa oversees the inorganic laboratory in the Carson facility. She is responsible for analyzing samples for lead using atomic absorption. She has experience in PLM and PCM analysis. Ms. Hinojosa has been working for SGS Forensic Laboratory since 2008 and received a B.S. in Biological Science with a minor in Chemistry from California State East Bay.
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Tiffani Ludd
Optical Microscopy Supervisor (Carson Laboratory)

Ms. Ludd supervises the optical microscopy laboratory at the Carson facility. She is responsible for conducting PLM and PCM analyses. She also oversees the scheduling of samples and monitors quality control of the optical laboratory. Ms. Ludd has more than six years of experience in preparing and analyzing fungal and bacterial samples. She has been with SGS Forensic Laboratories since 2001 and she received her B.S. in Biological Sciences from the University of the Pacific.
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Steven Takahashi
Corporate Quality Manager
Optical Microscopy Program Manager

Mr. Takahashi is the program manager for the asbestos division. He is responsible for conducting PCM, PLM, nuisance dust and limited particle characterization. He also schedules and trains analysts and oversees quality control. Mr. Takahashi has over 25 years of experience in optical microscopy and has been with SGS Forensic Laboratories for over 20 years. He received his B.A. in Biological Science with a Minor in Chemistry from California State University Fullerton.
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Tad Thrower
Optical Microscopy Supervisor (Hayward Laboratory)

Mr. Thrower supervises the optical microscopy laboratory in the Hayward facility. He is responsible for conducting PCM and PLM analyses as well as particle characterization. He additionally schedules samples, trains analysts, and monitors quality control in the optical microscopy laboratory. Mr. Thrower has been with SGS Forensic Laboratories since 2003 and received a B.S. in Environmental Science from Cal State East Bay.
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