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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

PINAR AKKOR

Diagenode, EpiSyStem ITN

Doctoral Student

1e Interests: ChIP-MS

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

University of Minnesota

Resident (expected transition in 2020), Mentor (Acad)

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

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 State University

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Proteomics, Bioinformatics, Oncology, Biomarkers

Nazmin Bithi, Bachelor's in Pharmacy

Cleveland Clinic Lerner Research Institute and Cleveland State University

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

Hafida Chekkouchi, Master

EMI/ UM5

Doctoral Student, Mentor (Ind)

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

Christine Dolin, Ph.D.

University of Kentucky

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

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology

Erika Dorado

Imperial College London

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2020)

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

Merran Dunford, MPharm

University of Bath

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2022)

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

Jessica Espino

University of Maryland, Baltimore

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

1e Interests: Protein structure, proteomics, mass spectrometry

Erica Fatica, PhD

Mayo Clinic

Resident (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring, inborn errors of metabolism, metabolomics

Sina Feizbakhsh Bazargani

University of Florida

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2023)

1e Interests: MALDI Imaging, Metabolomics

Deborah French, PhD

UCSF

Mentor (Acad)

Kate Gallagher, BSc, MRes

Imperial College London

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

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

Roland Geyer, Ph.D.

Thermo Fisher Diagnostics

Mentor (Ind), Mentor (Acad)

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

Ettore Gilardoni

University of Milan

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2020)

Chair: Asia

Nicola Gray, PhD

Murdoch University

Jr Faculty

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

Chair: Europe

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

Yale-New Haven Health

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021)

Nicholas Larkey, PhD

Mayo Clinic

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

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry

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

Sreenath Nair, Ph.D.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

Post-Doc

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

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

University of Alberta

Post-Doc

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Proteomics, Metabolomics, Biomarker discovery, Oncology, Inflammatory Bowel Disease

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.

Bini Ramachandran, PhD

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2021)

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

Hoda Safari Yazd

University of Florida, MSACL Early Career Network

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Metabolomics, Lipidomics, Machine Learning

Sumedh Sankhe, MS - Data Science

Masters Student (expected transition in 2020)

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

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

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

The University of Auckland

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2024)

1e Interests: Imaging Mass Spectrometry, LC-MS/MS, Proteomics, Therapeutics, Microbiology

Ruhan Wei, Ph.D.

Cleveland Clinic

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Informatics, Biostatistics

Chair: Americas

Ethan Yang, PhD

Université de Montréal, MSACL Early Career Network

Post-Doc (expected transition in 2022)

1e Interests: Method development of MALDI-TOF imaging mass spectrometry for clinical and discovery-based research applications

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

Kevin Zemaitis

University at Buffalo

Doctoral Student (expected transition in 2021)

1e Interests: Ambient Ionization, Mass Spectrometry Imaging, and -omics studies

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