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Early Career Network (ECN) Participant Directory

The Early Career Network is meant to include not only scientists who are at the start of their career, but also mentors and hiring managers who are willing to share their experience and serve as a resource for the next-generation of scientists. There are no age limits or requirements to participate. Public listing in this directory is optional as a member.

Niloofar Abolhasani Khaje

The University of Mississippi

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2020)

1e Interests: Proteomics, Protein Structure, LC-MS/MS Method Development, HRPF-MS

Bill Clinton Aglomasa, Mphil Pharmaceutical microbioligy (2nd year), BSc. Biomedical Science

Kwame Nkrumah University of Science and Technology,Kumasi Centre for Collaborative Research

Masters Student (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Bioinformatics, Programming, Drug discovery, Immunology and Molecular biology

Norah Alghamdi, Ph.D.

University of Louisville Hospital. Pathology Department

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, toxicology, method development, LC-MS and GC-MS, ELISA

Ghaith Altawallbeh, M.Sc., Ph.D.

Intermountain Central Laboratory

Resident, Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Endocrinology, Serology, ELISA, LC/MSMS

Joseph Aslan, Ph.D.

Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

Jr Faculty, Mentor (Acad), Looking to Hire

1e Interests: Platelets, Cell Signaling, Cell Biology, Proteomics, Inflammation, Vascular Disease, Precision Medicine

Nadia Ayala-Lopez, MLS (ASCP), PhD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Clinical chemistry and hematology.

Rebecca Bearden, BSc, MSc

Cleveland Clinic

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Proteomics, Data Independent Acquisition, Bioinformatics, Tumor Markers, Precision Medicine, Metabolomics, Standardization

Nicholas Bevins, MD PhD

Sapient Bioanalytics

Looking to Hire

1e Interests: Data Science Mass Spectrometry Molecular Diagnostics

Lauren Bishop

University of California, Davis

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2024)

Nazmin Bithi, PhD

University of Utah School of Medicine

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Bioinformatics, Biomarker study, Longevity, Glioblastoma, LC-MS/MS, Method development and validation

Nefeli Boni-Kazantzidou, BSc,MSc

University of Liverpool

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2023)

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry-based proteomics, Phospho-proteomics, Biological Mass spectrometry, Cancer Proteomics, Science communication

Michael Celejewski

McMaster University

Undergraduate (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Clinical chemistry, Metabolomics, Mass spectrometry, Capillary electrophoresis, GC, LC, Camping

Ka Keung Chan, PhD

University of Washington

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2023)

Jessica Chapman, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Looking to Hire

Hafida Chekkouchi, Master

EMI/ UM5

Post-Doc, Mentor (Ind)

Anil Kiran Chokkalla, PhD

University of Wisconsin–Madison

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Biomarkers, Neuropathology, RNA Biology, Epigenetic and epitranscriptomic modifications, Cardiovascular Pathology, Mass spectrometry

Zlata Clark, PhD

Mentor (Ind)

1e Interests: LC-MSMS Method development Method validation

Peter Cohen, PhD Chemistry

Interpath Laboratory

Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad), Mentor (Govt), Looking to Hire

Timothy Collier, PhD

Quest Diagnostics

Mentor (Ind)

1e Interests: Proteomics, Lipidomics, Metabolomics, Cardiology, Endocrinology, Oncology, Emerging Technologies, Automation, Data Science

Steven Conklin Lopez, PhD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry

A. Colleen Crouch, PhD

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

Post-Doc, Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry imaging, Interventional Radiology, Cancer ablation and embolization treatments, preclinical MRI, cardiovascular imaging

Jeany Delafiori, BSc in Pharmaceutical Sciences

University of Campinas

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Metabolomics, Lipidomics, Mass Spectrometry, Biomarkers, Infectious Diseases

Christine Dolin, Ph.D.

University of Kentucky

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology

Erika Dorado, MSc, PhD

Imperial College London

Post-Doc

1e Interests: Lipidomics, Metabolomics, Proteomics, Extracellular vesicles, Biomarkers, Oncology

Rory Doyle

Mentor (Ind), Looking to Hire

Andrei Drabovich, PhD

University of Alberta

Post-Doc, Looking to Hire

1e Interests: Clinical Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Biomarker Discovery

Jolene Duda, BS

University of Minnesota

Doctoral Student

1e Interests: ovarian cancer, epigenetics, proteomics

Merran Dunford, MPharm

University of Bath

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Lipid LC-MS, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

Jessica Espino, PhD

MOBILion Systems

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2020), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Protein structure, proteomics, mass spectrometry

Erica Fatica, PhD

University of Cincinnati

Jr Faculty (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Test utilization, toxicology, data science, informatics, quality control, quality improvement, endocrinology

Sina Feizbakhsh Bazargani

University of Florida

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2023)

1e Interests: HR-LC/MS-based Metabolomics & Lipidomics

Caroline Franks, PhD

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021)

Christian Freeman, B.S. in Chemistry

University of Georgia

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2024)

1e Interests: mass spectrometry, lipidomics, chromatography, extraction methods, chemical separation

Deborah French, PhD

UCSF

Mentor (Acad)

Xiaowei Fu, MD/PhD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Mentor (Acad), Looking to Hire

1e Interests: Inborn Errors of Metabolism, TDM, developing and implementing mass spectrometry-based new testing in clinical lab.

Ria Fyffe-Freil, PhD, MS

Mayo Clinic

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2023)

1e Interests: Automation, mass-spec based small molecule assays, transplant rejection biomarker test development, toxicology

Ria Fyffe-Freil, PhD, MS

Mayo Clinic

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2023)

Kate Gallagher, BSc, MRes

Imperial College London

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Metabolomics, Microbiome, Inflammatory Bowel Disease, Clinical Research

Devanjith Ganepola, Honours Bachelors of Science, specialization in Chemical Biology

McMaster University

Masters Student (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Research Interests: Atmospheric Pressure Chemical Ionization, Gas Chromatography, Mass Spectroscopy, Urine Organic Acids, Analytical Separation Science, Clinical Biochemistry, Instrumental Analysis, Metabolism, Genetic Disorders, Inborn Errors of Metabolism

Roland Geyer, Ph.D.

Thermo Fisher Diagnostics Switzerland

Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Clinical Mass Spectrometry, Automation, Lipidomics, Metabolomics, Microbiology

Ettore Gilardoni

University of Milan

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2020)

Gerard Bryan Gonzales, PhD

Wageningen University

Jr Faculty (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad), Looking to Hire

1e Interests: metabolomics, lipidomics, malnutrition, child growth, longitudinal studies

Nicola Gray, PhD

Murdoch University

Jr Faculty

Peter Harrsch, BS,PhD

Waters Corporation

Mentor (Ind)

1e Interests: Use of mass spec in clinical and forensic analysis.

Zane Hauck, PhD

ZRT Laboratory

Looking to Hire

1e Interests: Mass Spec, endocrinology, mitochondria

Amber Herold

MSACL

Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Data Science, Community Building, Hiking

Katharina Herzog, PhD

Karolinska Institute, Sweden

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Inherited metabolic diseases, Diabetes, Metabolomics, Lipidomics, Multi-OMICS, Data analysis & Data visualisation using R, Clinical Chemistry, Epidemiology, Science Communication, Advocating for early-career researchers in Academia

Ridwan Babatunde Ibrahim, M.Sc., Ph.D.

University of Calgary

Post-Doc, Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology, Method development, LC-MS and GC-MS.

Ólöf Gerður Ísberg, M.Sc.

University of Iceland/Imperial College London, MSACL Early Career Network

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Metabolomics, Breast cancer, Imaging mass spectrometry, data science

Parisa Kargaran, Ph.D.

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad)

Christopher Koch, PhD, DABCC

Sanford Health

Jr Faculty, Looking to Hire

John Koomen, PhD

Moffitt Cancer Center

Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Cancer Research, Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Metabolomics, Multi-Omics

Daniel Kratz, Pharmacist, 3rd state examination (Germany)

Institute of Clinical Pharmacology, Pharmazentrum Frankfurt/Zafes, University Hospital of Goethe-University

Jr Faculty (expected transition in 2022)

Cyrille Lamboley, MasterII

Restek

Looking to Hire

Nicholas Larkey, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry

Yaxin Li, Master of science

Cleveland State University

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2022), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Drug analysis by HPLC-MS/MS

Hsuan-Chieh (Joyce) Liao, PhD, NRCC, DABCC

University of Washington

Doctoral Student, Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Toxicology, Newborn screening, small molecular and clinical LC-MS/MS

Estela Lima, Post-doctorate

São Paulo State University (UNESP)

Jr Faculty

1e Interests: Metabolomics, Clinical Application, Proteomics, Diagnosis

Y. Ruben Luo, PhD, DABCC

Stanford University

Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad), Looking to Hire

1e Interests: High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry; Top-down Proteomics; Compound Derivatization for Mass Spectrometry; Label-Free Immunoassay

Malena Manzi, PhD

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industria & CONICET, Argentina

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2020), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: MS-based metabolomics, pharmacometabolomics, mass spectrometry imaging, cancer, biomarker, pre-clinical studies, drug development

Mariya Mardamshina, M.D.

Tel Aviv University

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Clinical proteomics, cancer proteomics

John G Marshall, B.Sc., M.Sc., Ph.D.

Ryerson University

Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad), Mentor (Govt), Looking to Hire

1e Interests: Blood Ligands and Receptors

Anthony Maus, B.S., Ph. D.

Mayo Clinic

Looking to Hire

Robert Maynard, PhD

University of North Carolina

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2023)

1e Interests: Clinical laboratory testing

ng mei li, phd

National University of Singapore

Jr Faculty

Ira Miller, BS BA

Mayo Clinic

Jr Faculty

1e Interests: Proteomics, Mass Spectrometry, Plasma Cell Disorders including multiple myeloma and amyloidosis.

Ganesh Moorthy, PhD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

Jr Faculty (expected transition in 2024), Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Pharmacokinetics and TDM

Sreenath Nair, Ph.D.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Post-Doc

1e Interests: Clinical Mass Spectrometry, Pharmacokinetics, Metabolomics, Lipidomics, Bioinformatics

Zhixu Ni, PhD

Center of Membrane Biochemistry and Lipid Research, University Hospital and Faculty of Medicine Carl Gustav Carus of the Technical University Dresden

Post-Doc, Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Lipidomics, epilipidomics, LC-MS, Systems Biology

Krishnatej Nishtala, PhD

Macquarie University

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Method development in Proteomics/Targeted Proteomics, PTM Mass spectrometry

Sarah Noll, BA, MPhil

Stanford University

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry imaging, DESI-MSI, Probe/spray source development, Method development, Metabolomics, Lipidomics

Javan Okendo, BSc (Molecular biology), MSc (Bioinformatics)

University of Cape Town

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2020), Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Computational proteomics, transcriptomics, metaproteomics, metabolomics and Omics data integration

Lily Olayinka, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine

Post-Doc

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Biomarker discovery, Oncology, biochemical test development

Catherine Omosule, BS, PHD (4th year)

University of Missouri

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

Kuin Tian Pang, PhD

Bioprocessing Technology Institute, A*STAR

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Glycomic, Mechanobiological study of glycosylation, Biological data analytics, Real-time and high throughput monitoring of glycosylation in bioprocessing

Ryan Pearce, BS

Cleveland State University

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: LC-MS/MS method development and validation, quantitative metabolic profiling, chromatography, clinical chemistry.

Isabella Piga, PostDoc

University of Milano-Bicocca

Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Proteomics, LC-MS/MS, MALDI-MSI, Imaging mass spectrometry

Robert Plumb, PhD

Waters Corporation

Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad)

Bini Ramachandran, PhD

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry, Proteomics, Method development and validation

Ivayla Roberts, MSc, MRes

University of Liverpool

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2023)

Hoda Safari Yazd

University of Florida, MSACL Early Career Network

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Metabolomics, Lipidomics, Machine Learning

Vishnu Samara, Ph.D.

UCLA

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Clinical Toxicology, Vitamins, Steroids, Therapeutic Drugs

Sumedh Sankhe, MS - Data Science

Masters Student (expected transition in 2020)

Mark Savitskii, PhD student

Laboratory of Pharmacokinetics and Metabolomic Analysis. Institute of Translational Medicine and Biotechnology, I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University

Masters Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Metabolomics, pharmacokinetics

Emily Sekera, PhD

The Ohio State University

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Imaging Mass Spectrometry, -Omics Based Techniques

Rohan Shah, MS in Pharmaceutical Sci.

Cleveland State University

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, Small molecules

Eric Yi-Liang Shen, PhD

Imperial College London

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2020), Looking to Hire

1e Interests: Oncology, metabolomics

Philip Sobolesky, PhD

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Looking to Hire

Devin Swiner, PhD in Analytical Chemistry (Intended May 2021), B.S. in Chemistry (2016)

The Ohio State University

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Method development for clinical diagnostic testing, small molecule and/or macromolecule analysis with mass spectrometry

Akash Talukder, Bio-Analytical Chemistry

University of Texas at Arlington

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2024), Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Proteomics and Bio-Analytical Mass Spectrometry Research

Margret Thorsteinsdottir, PhD

Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, University of Iceland

Looking to Hire

1e Interests: Clinical Mass Spectrometry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Precision Medicine, Multi-omics Technologies

Unaiza Uzair, PhD

S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control

Doctoral Student

1e Interests: Biosurveillance, Biomedical device development, Application of analytical techniques to clinical research

Tirsa van Duijl, MSc

Leiden University Medical Center

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry | Quantitative proteomics | Mass spectrometry | Method development | Food plating | Gardening

Peter Van Overwalle, BS, Marketing

IVD Industry Consultant

Mentor (Ind)

1e Interests: Professional development, communication, collaboration, justification of outcomes and value of innovation to patient health.

Mudita Vats

Maastricht University

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2024)

1e Interests: Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Microbiology, Plant Science, Food science

Anita Vinjamuri, Bachelors of Science in Chemistry

University of California Davis

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Proteomics, Glycoproteomics, Glycomics

James Weatherill, MChem, AMRSC

The University of Edinburgh

Doctoral Student

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry imaging, ion mobility spectrometry, and metabolomics

Ruhan Wei, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Informatics, Biostatistics

Ashley Woolfork, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2024)

1e Interests: mass spectrometry imaging, metabolomics, lipidomics, circadian clock

Kang Xiong-Hang, PhD

Hennepin County Medical Center

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2023)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology

Ethan Yang, PhD

Johns Hopkins University, MSACL Early Career Network

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: MALDI imaging, Multi-modal imaging, MRI imaging, boimedical imaging cancer research

Richard Yost, PhD

University of Florida

Mentor (Acad), Looking to Hire

1e Interests: analytical mass spec, metabolomics

Fereshteh Zandkarimi, PhD

Columbia University

Post-Doc, Mentor (Acad)

1e Interests: Lipidomics, Ferroptosis, LC-MS, Mass Spectrometry Imaging

Qing Zhang, Master

University of Delaware

Masters Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Proteomics, Data Science, Mass spectrometry, Biopharm, Biomarker, Clinical diagnosis

Xueyun Zheng, PhD

Pacific Northwest National Lab

Mentor (Govt)

1e Interests: Metabolomics; lipidomics; New MS technology development and applications in clinical diagnostics