Accelerating the Implementation of Technology in the Clinical Lab

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Editors : Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Jean Armengaud, PhD
Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission | CEA - Life Sciences Frédéric-Joliot Institute (Joliot)
Microbiology, Proteomics, Sample Prep , Virulence factors, Sample Prep, Bioinformatics, MALDI-TOF, Diagnostics, Biomarkers, CBRN, MS/MS for Pathogen Detection, Microbiotes

Erin Baker, PhD
North Carolina State University
Instrumentation, Advanced Technology, Metabolomics

Anne Bendt, PhD
National University of Singapore
Lipidomics

Anne K Bendt studied Biology focusing on marine biotechnology (Greifswald University, Germany), followed by a PhD in Biochemistry (Cologne University, Germany) employing proteomics and transcriptomics. Driven by her fascination for infectious diseases, she joined the National University of Singapore (NUS) in 2004 to develop lipidomics tools for tuberculosis studies. She is now a Principal Investigator at the Life Sciences Institute, NUS, focussing on translation of mass spec technologies into clinical applications, and serving as the Associate Director of the Singapore Lipidomics Incubator (SLING) taking care of operations and commercialization.

Clifton Fagerquist, PhD
U.S. Department of Agriculture
Microbiology, Proteomics

Dr. Clifton K. Fagerquist received his Ph.D. in physical chemistry from UCLA in 1994 where he studied stable and metastable gas phase clusters using fast atom bombardment and sector-field mass spectrometry. After post-doctoral research at UC Berkeley and two years directing a mass spectrometry facility at University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, he joined the Agricultural Research Service (ARS) in Philadelphia. He then moved to the ARS facility in Albany, California where he has been using advanced mass spectrometry and proteomic techniques to characterize foodborne pathogens and their toxins.

Timothy Garrett, PhD
University of Florida College of Medicine
Metabolomics

Ronda Greaves, PhD, MAACB, FFSc (RCPA)
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services
Small Molecules, Endocrinology, Regs & Standards, Pediactrics / Vitamins

Daniel Holmes, MD
University of British Columbia, St Paul's Hospital
Endocrinology, Small Molecules, Sample Prep, Automation

Daniel Holmes did his undergraduate training in Chemistry and Physics at the University of Toronto before deciding to pursue medicine as a career. He attended medical school at the University of British Columbia where pathology became his area of major interest. The strong influence of his academic mentors led him to enter the Medical Biochemistry residency training program at UBC. This allowed him to use his background knowledge of chemistry in application to medicine. Areas of clinical interest are diagnostic lipidology/endocrinology and research interests are in the utilization of mathematics and computer diagnostics to laboratory medicine.

Julijana Ivanisevic, PhD
University of Lausanne
Metabolomics

Randy Julian, PhD
Indigo BioAutomation
Informatics

Gabi Kastenmüller, PhD, Dr. rer. nat
Helmholtz Zentrum München
Bioinformatic tools and databases for metabolomics data analysis and data interpretation, Metabolome-wide and genome-wide association studies

Mark Kushnir, PhD
ARUP
Small Molecules, Proteomics

Mark Kushnir is Scientific Director, Mass Spectrometry R&D at ARUP Institute for Clinical and Experimental Pathology and Adjunct Assistant Professor at the Department of Pathology, University of Utah School of Medicine. He received PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Uppsala University (Uppsala, Sweden); his main areas of interest include development, application and clinical evaluation of novel mass spectrometry based clinical diagnostic methods for small molecule, protein and peptide biomarkers. He is author/coauthor of over 100 scientific peer reviewed publications.

Chia-Ni Lin, PhD
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital
Small Molecules

Kara Lynch, PhD
University of California, San Francisco
TDM / Tox

Gwen McMillin, PhD
ARUP
Toxicology, Pain Management, Clinical Pharmacogenomics

Dr. McMillin is a professor of pathology at the University of Utah School of Medicine. She received her PhD in pharmacology and toxicology from the University of Utah and is certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry in clinical chemistry and toxicological chemistry. She is a member of ARUP’s R&D Executive Committee, and is actively involved in professional associations such as the International Association of Therapeutic Drug Monitoring and Clinical Chemistry (IATDMCT), the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), and the College of American Pathologists (CAP). Her primary interests include detection of neonatal drug exposures, pain management, and clinical applications and implementation of pharmacogenomics.

Kathrina Rentsch, PhD, Prof. Dr. sc. nat
Universitätsspital Basel
TDM, Toxicology, Regulations & Standards

Jody van den Ouweland, PhD
Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital
Small Molecules, Endocrinology, TDM, Vitamins, Steroids

Jody van den Ouweland studied Chemistry at Leiden University and received his PhD degree in 1994 on the discovery of a type 2 diabetic subtype (MIDD). Areas of clinical interest are diabetes, endocrinology and clinical biomarkers. In the area of analytical chemistry his focus is on mass spectrometric and chromatographic methods for quantitative measurement of low molecular weight biomarkers, such as vitamins, steroids and amino acids. He is a member of the Dutch working group of Clinical Mass Spectrometry, member of the MSACL EU Scientific Board, and Editorial Board member of the Clinical Mass Spectrometry Journal.

Grace van der Gugten
University of British Columbia, St Paul's Hospital
Small Molecules, Clinical Implementation, Education, Training, Certification

Grace van der Gugten is the LC-MS/MS Assay Development Specialist in the clinical chemistry laboratory at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada. She is passionate about mass spectrometry and that this technology is utilized in the clinical lab to help patients. She has a strong interest in troubleshooting and making challenging assays work for the busy St Paul’s mass spectrometry laboratory.

Elizabeth Want, PhD
Imperial College London
Metabolomics

Manfred Wuhrer, PhD, Prof. dr.
Leiden University Medical Center
Glycomics

Manfred Wuhrer studied biochemistry at Regensburg University, and did a PhD in parasite glycobiology at Giessen University, both Germany. Since 2003 he is at the Leiden University Medical Center, the Netherlands, where he is currently heading the Center for Proteomics and Metabolomics. His key interests are the development of mass spectrometric methods for studying proteins and carbohydrates, and their application in biomedical research on cancer, autoimmune and infections diseases, with the aim of impacting patient care.

Victoria Zhang, PhD
University of Rochester Medical Center
Small Molecules