MSACL Presenter Biography

Maria Lorna De Leoz
NIST/University of Maryland

Lorna has dual affiliations as post-doctoral fellow at the National Institute of Standards and Technology and research associate at the University of Maryland College Park since June 2011. Her work involves building a reference mass spectral library for glycans and glycopeptides in therapeutic drugs. This ongoing research led her to winning the Most Outstanding Biotechnology Presentation Award given by NIST Sigma Xi Honor Society in February 2012. Lorna obtained her Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of California-Davis. Her research was focused on using mass spectrometry for discovering glycan biomarkers for cancer and understanding the role of human milk oligosaccharides in infants. Lorna was named outstanding researcher twice and is a patent inventor on the synthesis of a drug. She has over eight years of industry experience in research and development.