Short Course : LC-MSMS 101 : Getting Started with Quantitative LC-MSMS in the Diagnostic Laboratory
Location: De Anza 3
Judy Stone, MT (ASCP), PhD, DABCC
Judy Stone, MT (ASCP), PhD, DABCC has worked with LC-MS in diagnostic laboratories since 1999. Her clinical practice involved small molecule method development, instrument to instrument and instrument to LIS interfacing, LC-MS automation, monitoring quality of LC-MS methods in production and staff training for clinical LC-MSMS. She served as faculty chair for the 2009 AACC online certificate program “Using Mass Spectrometry in the Clinical Laboratory”, as a scientific committee member for the MSACL Practical Training track, and is editor-in-chief for the AACC Clinical Laboratory News quarterly feature series on Clinical LC-MS. She enjoys documenting and presenting esoteric as well as absurdly common LC-MS problems in creative ways in order to help trainees learn troubleshooting (and avoid repeating her mistakes).
Jacqueline Hubbard, PhD, DABCC
Three Rivers Diagnostics
Jacqueline Hubbard received her BS degree in Biochemistry from the University of Vermont. She then earned her MS and PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Riverside (UCR). Following a one year postdoc at UCR, Dr. Hubbard completed a Fellowship in Clinical Chemistry at the University of California, San Diego Health. She is board certified in Clinical Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry. In 2019, she took a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth and as the Assistant Director of Clinical Chemistry at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center. There, she focused on developing and validating drugs of abuse assays and SARS-CoV-2 serology testing. In 2022, she became the Laboratory Director at Three Rivers Diagnostics, a reference laboratory in Pittsburgh, PA. Her research focus still includes mass spectrometry method development and toxicology test interpretation.
Grace van der Gugten
Government of Alberta, Medical Examiner's Office
Grace was most recently the LC-MS/MS Assay Development Specialist in the clinical chemistry laboratory at St Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver, BC, Canada where she was passionate about making challenging assays work for a busy clinical mass spectrometry laboratory. Grace has a BSc in Chemistry from The King’s University College and has spent the past 17 years doing hands-on LC-MS/MS lab work in bioanalytical and clinical laboratories. She is passionate about mass spectrometry and that this technology is utilized to help patients. Grace has a strong interest in troubleshooting - especially when an answer is found - and loves to share her knowledge and experience through teaching and training.
Lorin Bachmann, PhD, DABCC
VCU Health System
Lorin Bachmann joined the VCU Department of Pathology in 2007. She currently serves as Co-Director of Clinical Chemistry, Co-Director of Point-of-Care Testing, Director of the New Kent Emergency Department Laboratory, Technical Advisor for the Operating Room Laboratory, Pathology Outreach and Clinical Trials, and Laboratory Director for multiple VCUHS outreach laboratories. Dr. Bachmann received her PhD in Molecular Medicine from the University of Virginia, followed by a fellowship in clinical chemistry and proteomics research at the University of Virginia. Dr. Bachmann is certified by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
Dr. Bachmann is active within the American Association for Clinical Chemistry (AACC), where she serves on the Board of Directors. She also serves as the Chair of the Chemistry and Toxicology Expert Panel for the Clinical Laboratory and Standards Institute (CLSI).
Dr. Bachmann’s research interests include evaluation and validation of new clinical laboratory assays, clinical laboratory analyzer design, development of mass spectrometry-based assays for the clinical laboratory and standardization of laboratory testing. She serves as the Chair of the National Kidney Disease Education Program (NKDEP)/International Federation of Clinical Chemistry Laboratory (IFCC) Joint Lab Working Group, whose goal is to accomplish standardization of urine albumin methods to enable utility of clinical decision thresholds.
Dr. Bachmann has received numerous awards for her contributions to professional societies, education and research. She serves as principal investigator for multiple industry-sponsored studies.
Deborah French, PhD, DABCC (CC, TC)
Deborah French Ph.D., DABCC (CC, TC) is currently Assistant Director of Chemistry and Director of Mass Spectrometry at the University of California San Francisco Clinical Laboratories. Her work currently focuses on the development and validation of LC-MS/MS assays for small molecules, specifically therapeutic drug monitoring, steroid hormones and toxicology. Deborah received her Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland and then completed a postdoctoral fellowship at St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital in Memphis, TN. She subsequently completed a ComACC Clinical Chemistry postdoctoral fellowship under the direction of Dr Alan Wu at the University of California San Francisco and is now board certified in Clinical Chemistry and Toxicological Chemistry by the American Board of Clinical Chemistry.
Adina Badea, PhD, DABCC
Lifespan Health/Rhode Island Hospital & the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Dr. Adina Badea, PhD, DABCC, earned her BA in Chemistry from Wellesley College, and her PhD in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She completed her clinical chemistry and toxicology fellowship at UCSF, where she worked under the supervision of Dr. Alan Wu and Dr. Kara Lynch on developing methods and finding new solutions to current challenges in clinical toxicology testing. Currently, she is Director of Toxicology at Rhode Island Hospital and Assistant Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, where she focuses on expanding the capabilities of the clinical toxicology lab using high resolution mass spectrometry. Her research interests include bringing state-of-the-art testing to the service of emergency medicine patients and to address public health crises with real-time comprehensive toxicology testing via collaborations with the local Poison Control Center and Department of Health.
Raymond Suhandynata, PhD DABCC
University of California, San Diego
Dr. Suhandynata is an Assistant Professor at the University of California San Diego with appointments in the Skaggs School of Pharmacy and Department of Pathology. He serves as the Associate Laboratory Director for the CMCR reference laboratory and the Associate Director of the UCSD ComACC clinical chemistry fellowship. He completed his Clinical Chemistry fellowship training at the UC San Diego Center for Advanced Laboratory Medicine, under the direction of Dr. Robert Fitzgerald. He has extensive experience with applications of mass spectrometry in research, pre-clinical, and clinical laboratories. Areas of interest include phospho-proteomics to identify novel kinase targets by LC-MS/MS, SUMO proteomics to identify cellular signals involved in chromosome segregation, utilization of MALDI-TOF MS in to identify antibiotic resistant bacteria in the clinical specimens, and development of targeted LC-MRM/PRM assays for small molecules and peptides. Addtionally, he as made significant contributions during the COVID-19 pandemic, validating several COVID-19 serology LDTs at UCSD Health.