Laboratory Staff 

Jim Larkin 


Mr. Larkin has over 26 years of experience in the areas of advanced microbiological testing technologies, laboratory management, small business administration, clinical studies and statistical analysis. His experience includes management of a nationally recognized drinking water laboratory, where he presided over the establishment of a state of the art microbiological testing laboratory, preparation of clinical studies, and founding of the Indiana Environmental Laboratory Association.

Rebecca Wong 

Director of Operations 

With over 18 years of experience working in microbiological laboratories, Dr. Wong currently conducts research and development studies for new methodologies to detect and identify viruses, bacteria, and parasitic protozoa in water samples. She has extensive background in molecular biology techniques and protein over-expression studies using techniques such as receptor-ligand binding assays, immunoblot analyses, protein staining, immunoprecipitation, and the use of ion-exchange and molecular exclusion filtration systems.  


Andrew Hsu 

Marketing Consultant

Andrew graduated from Indiana University Bloomington with a degree in International & Global Studies and has over 8 years of graphic & design experience. He is responsible for brand management through advertising and marketing design channels to build and maintain SMI's business reputation. 

Beca C.

Laboratory Analyst

Beca has been with Scientific Methods since 2015. She has a master’s degree in Biology from Andrews University.  Prior to joining Scientific Methods, Beca worked for several years in outdoor recreation while attending college.

Fu-Chih Hsu 


Dr. Hsu has over 20 years of experience in environmental microbiology.  His professional experiences include studies of viral pathogen transport and survival from individual household septic systems, and developing presence/absence and direct membrane filtration methods to detect low levels of coliphages in surface and ground waters.  The detection methods he developed have been modified and validated by the USEPA in national round-robin studies, resulting in USEPA methods 1601/1602. 

Anne Petersen

Project Manager 

Anne has over 15 years’ experience in sales, logistics and inventory management as well as 4 years of research experience in a cell laboratory.  Anne graduated from Indiana University South Bend with a BS in biology.

 As the Project Manager, Anne is responsible for customer relations, developing new business opportunities, managing contracts, understanding EPA regulations and preparing quotes, bids and proposals.

Alicia Jones 

Principal Analyst

Alicia is a principal analyst at Scientific Methods with a degree in biotechnology. She has been a part of the Scientific Methods team for more than 12 years.  Alicia works with Dr. Hsu and Dr. Wong on research and development projects, internal analytical method development, and demonstrations of capability for Scientific Methods, Inc. Alicia is responsible for maintaining a schedule for all incoming samples, insuring that testing is performed by a qualified analyst in a timely manner, training of new laboratory personnel and performing most microscopic work.

Cathy Kettler 

Lab Technician

Employed with Scientific Methods since 2016. She performs laboratory technician duties, shipping logistics, and the 

maintenance of glassware and equipment.

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