Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Laboratory
Florida International University
Welcome to Dr. Yong Cai's Research Group at FIU!



Dr. Yong Cai
Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Florida International University
Miami, FL 33199

Tel: (305) 348 6210
Fax: (305) 348 3772


About Us

The Environmental Bioinorganic Chemistry Laboratory (EBCL) is a research group directed by Dr. Yong Cai within the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry and Southeast Environmental Research Center (SERC) at Florida International University (FIU). Our work revolves around environmental chemistry, analytical chemistry, biogeochemistry, and environmental health of important and emerging contaminants, particularly addressing many interrelated, molecular-level questions pertinent to occurrence and analysis, environmental fate and processes, and metabolism and environmental health of toxic metals and metalloids, such as mercury (Hg) and arsenic (As).

Our laboratory is equipped with state-of-the-art instrumentation which forms Bioinorganic and Environmental Analytical Facility (BEAF), including a unique Hg Lab accredited by National Environmental Laboratory Accreditation Program (NELAP) for analysis of total Hg, methyl Hg, and 20-plus metals in environmental and biological samples. In addition to providing direct support to the research programs in our laboratory, the Facility can provide fee-based services for the scientific community, both within and outside the university.

For more information on our research, analytical services, and group members, please follow the links on the left.


Updated on January 22, 2018 by G. L. Liu
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