Purdue prof's Mt. Everest team to be featured on Discovery Channel

December 23, 2009 Amy Patterson Neubert

WEST LAFAYETTE, Ind. - The team that a Purdue University professor climbed Mount Everest with this spring will be featured on an episode of the Discovery Channel's "Everest: Beyond the Limit."

J. Paul Robinson, distinguished professor of veterinary medicine and biomedical engineering and director of the Purdue Cytometry Laboratories, expects his team, Himex, will be featured in episode five at 10 p.m. (EST) Dec. 30 on Comcast's Channel 28. The footage is from May 23 when Himex climbed to the summit of Mount Everest. The five-part series, which begins on Dec. 27, also focuses on another climbing team, IMG.

Robinson made the trek to 29,029 feet to raise money for Cytometry for Life, a not-for-profit organization founded at Purdue to develop reliable, low-cost diagnostic tools to facilitate treatment for AIDS victims across sub-Saharan Africa. Founded by Robinson and colleague Gary Durack in 2006, the group is an extension of the Purdue University Cytometry Laboratories within Bindley Bioscience Center.

Writer: Amy Patterson Neubert, 765-494-9723, apatterson@purdue.edu

Source: J. Paul Robinson, 765-494-0757, jpr@cyto.purdue.edu

Purdue News Service: (765) 494-2096; purduenews@purdue.edu

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