Accelerating the Implementation of Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Lab


CMS Journal

Editors : Clinical Mass Spectrometry

Jean Armengaud
Atomic Energy and Alternative Energies Commission | CEA - Life Sciences Frédéric-Joliot Institute (Joliot)

Erin Baker
North Carolina State University

Anne Bendt
National University of Singapore

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
U.S. Department of Agriculture

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
University of Florida College of Medicine

Ronda Greaves
Victorian Clinical Genetics Services

Daniel Holmes
University of British Columbia, St Paul's Hospital

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
University of Lausanne

Randy Julian
Indigo BioAutomation

Gabi Kastenmüller
Helmholtz Zentrum München

Mark Kushnir

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
Chang Gung Memorial Hospital

Kara Lynch
University of California, San Francisco

Gwen McMillin

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
Universitätsspital Basel

Jody van den Ouweland
Canisius-Wilhelmina Hospital

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

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
Imperial College London

Manfred Wuhrer
Leiden University Medical Center

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
University of Rochester Medical Center