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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

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

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

Behnaz Akbari

Boston University

1e Interests: Mass Spectrometry imaging, Mass Cytometry, Nuclear Medicine & Molecular Imaging, Nanomedicine, and regenerative medicine, Natural products, Therapy, and Clinical Diagnostics, Pathophysiology, Medicinal Chemistry, Neuroscience, Neuroimaging, Neurometabolic Research, Neurosurgery, Neuropathology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Medical devices, Cancer Biology, Pharmaceutical Science (Drug Distribution and Drug Efficacy in Brain Tumors), Lab-On-A Chip, Cell & Developmental Biology, Molecular Pathology & Immunology, Molecular Physiology & Biophysics, Biophysical Chemistry, Bioanalytical Chemistry, Analytical Chemistry

Norah Alghamdi, Ph.D.

University of Louisville Hospital. Pathology Department

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

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

Intermountain Central Laboratory

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

Joseph Aslan, Ph.D.

Knight Cardiovascular Institute, Oregon Health & Science University

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

1e Interests: Clinical chemistry and hematology.

Terry Bates, PhD

Bruker Daltonics

Rebecca Bearden, BSc, MSc

Cleveland Clinic

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

Yan Yan Beer, Master of Science

Physikalisch-Technische Bundesanstalt

Karie Behm, PhD


1e Interests: Peptide biomarkers, LCMS, membrane proteins, structural biology, electron microscopy, Lyme disease, the intersection of science and the arts

Nicholas Bevins, MD PhD

Sapient Bioanalytics

1e Interests: Data Science Mass Spectrometry Molecular Diagnostics

Lauren Bishop

University of California, Davis

1e Interests: Lipidomics, Analytical Chemistry, Quantification

Nazmin Bithi, PhD

University of Utah School of Medicine

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

Mark Boggeri, BS Biochemistry- Post Grad Biophysics


1e Interests: Predictive Health and Wellness- Precision Medicine

Nefeli Boni-Kazantzidou, BSc,MSc

University of Liverpool

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

Jana Carpenter, B.S. Chemistry

University of Georgia

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry, metabolomics, ion mobility, lipidomics, liquid chromatography

Michael Celejewski

McMaster University

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

Ka Keung Chan, PhD

University of Rochester Medical Center

Jessica Chapman, PhD

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

Hafida Chekkouchi, Master


Anil Kiran Chokkalla, PhD

University of Wisconsin–Madison

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

Chia Yi Chou, Bachelor of Science (B.S.)

Graduate Institute of Medical Sciences, College of Medicine, Taipei Medical University, Taiwan

1e Interests: Glyco-proteomics, Instrumentation/methodology development, Biomedical application

Christopher Chouinard, PhD

Clemson University

1e Interests: Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry (IM-MS)

Zlata Clark, PhD

1e Interests: LC-MSMS Method development Method validation

Peter Cohen, PhD Chemistry

Interpath Laboratory

Justine Cole, MBChB, MMed

NIH Clinical Center

1e Interests: Clinical and Laboratory Informatics Metabolic Signaling Metabolic Pathways

Timothy Collier, PhD

Quest Diagnostics

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

Steven Conklin Lopez, PhD

Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry

A. Colleen Crouch, PhD

UT MD Anderson Cancer Center

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

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

Christine Dolin, Ph.D.

University of Kentucky

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology

Erika Dorado, MSc, PhD

Imperial College London

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

Rory Doyle, MS, MSc, Ph,D

WuXi Apptec

Andrei Drabovich, PhD

University of Alberta

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

Jolene Duda, BS

University of Minnesota

1e Interests: ovarian cancer, epigenetics, proteomics

Merran Dunford, MPharm

University of Bath

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

Yeşim Er Öztaş, MD PhD

Hacettepe University

1e Interests: Lipid biochemistry, lipidomics, oxidative lipidomics

Chris Erickson, PhD

University of Colorado

1e Interests: Graft medicine. Diagnostics

Jessica Espino, PhD

MOBILion Systems

1e Interests: Protein structure, proteomics, mass spectrometry

Ramisa Fariha, Master of Science in Biomedical Engineering

Brown University

1e Interests: metabolomics, cancer diagnostics

Erica Fatica, PhD

University of Cincinnati

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

Miswar Fattah, Doctoral

Prodia Clinical Laboratory

1e Interests: Clinical Metabolomics

Sina Feizbakhsh Bazargani

University of Florida

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

Caroline Franks, PhD

The National Institutes of Health

Christian Freeman, B.S. in Chemistry

University of Georgia

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

Deborah French, PhD, DABCC (CC, TC)


Xiaowei Fu, MD/PhD

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

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

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

Kate Gallagher, BSc, MRes

Imperial College London

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

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

McMaster University

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

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

Ettore Gilardoni

University of Milan

Mark Girton, M.D.

University of Virginia

1e Interests: Untargeted drug identification by QTOF, drugs of abuse including ∆8-THC, multiomics on FFPE tissue

Gerard Bryan Gonzales, PhD

Wageningen University

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

Nicola Gray, PhD

Murdoch University

Emma Guiberson, PhD

Stanford University

John Halifax, BS Chemistry, Magna Cum Laude


1e Interests: LC-QTOF-Mass Spec, Overdose Crisis, Chemical Epidemiology

Peter Harrsch, BS,PhD

Waters Corporation

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

Zane Hauck, PhD

ZRT Laboratory

1e Interests: Mass Spec, endocrinology, mitochondria

Liam Heaney, PhD

Loughborough University

Amber Herold


1e Interests: Data Science, Community Building, Hiking

Katharina Herzog, PhD

Karolinska Institute, Sweden

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

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

Johny Ijaq, PhD

University of Hyderabad

Retisoft Inc

Ólöf Gerður Ísberg, MSc, PhD

Vanderbilt University, MSACL Early Career Network

1e Interests: Multi-omics, single-cell analysis, imaging mass spectrometry

Helen Jordan, BSc

University of Leicester

1e Interests: Metabolomics, LC-MS, heart failure & biomarkers

Parisa Kargaran, Ph.D.

Mst Ummul Khair, PhD Candidate

Cleveland State University

1e Interests: Clinical-Bioanalytical Chemistry

Seunghwan Kim, Master

Seoul National Univ. Hospital

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Diagnostic molecular biology, Diagnostic hematology

Christopher Koch, PhD, DABCC

Sanford Health

John Koomen, PhD

Moffitt Cancer Center

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

Samuel Krug, MSFS

University of Maryland, Baltimore

1e Interests: CNS Drug Delivery, Biomarker Discovery, PK/PD of Novel Drug Modalities

Guinevere Lageveen-Kammeijer, PhD

University of Groningen

1e Interests: Biomarker discovery, clinical translation, glycosylation, mass spectrometry

Sarrah Lahorewala, BDS, PhD

Houston Methodist Hospital

Cyrille Lamboley, MasterII


Elmeri Latvanen, BSc Biochemistry MRes Bioengineering

Imperial College London

1e Interests: Ambient MAss Spectrometry, Early Detection of Cancer, Surface modification.

Jikyo Lee, M.D.

Seoul National University Hospital

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry

Jiajun Lei, PhD

Lawrence J. Ellison Institute for Transformative Medicine

1e Interests: metabolomics, lipidomics, LC-MS, NMR

Yaxin Li, Master of science

Cleveland State University

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

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

University of Washington

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

Estela Lima, Post-doctorate

São Paulo State University (UNESP)

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

Yanchun Lin, PhD

Washington University School of Medicine in St louis

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry, toxicology, proteomics, new born screening

Ruben Y. Luo, PhD, DABCC

Stanford University

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

Gargi Mahapatra, PhD

University of California San Diego

1e Interests: Neurodegeneration, Alzheimer's Disease, Clinical Studies, Project Management, Leadership, Training, Translational Research and Development,

Zhalaliddin Makhammajanov, Master in Molecular Medicine

Nazarbayev University School of Medicine

Malena Manzi, PhD

Instituto Nacional de Tecnología Industria & CONICET, Argentina

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

Mariya Mardamshina, M.D.

Tel Aviv University

1e Interests: Clinical proteomics, cancer proteomics

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

Ryerson University

1e Interests: Blood Ligands and Receptors

Nikki Mathewson, PhD

University of Utah

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

Mayo Clinic

Robert Maynard, PhD

University of North Carolina

1e Interests: Clinical laboratory testing

ng mei li, phd

National University of Singapore

Ira Miller, BS BA

Mayo Clinic

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

Adrienn Molnár, MSc in Chemistry

Waters Research Center, ELTE Eötvös Loránd University

Sudheer Moorkoth, MPharm, PhD

Manipal College of Pharmaceutical Sciences

1e Interests: Analytical method Development, Newborn Screening

Ganesh Moorthy, PhD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

1e Interests: Pharmacokinetics and TDM

Sreenath Nair, Ph.D.

St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

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

Ahmed Najar, PhD


1e Interests: Mass Spectrometry, Data Science, Sample Preparation

Chi Nguyen, PhD

Precision Biomarker Laboratories Cedars-Sinai Medical Center Los Angeles

1e Interests: clinical proteomics

Zhixu Ni, PhD

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

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

Krishnatej Nishtala, PhD

Macquarie University

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

Sarah Noll, BA, MPhil

Stanford University

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

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

Lily Olayinka, PhD

Baylor College of Medicine

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

Romina Pacheco, Ph.D.

Université de Lille

1e Interests: Natural products, microorganisms, metabolomics, microbiome, -omics, health, drug discovery

Kuin Tian Pang, PhD

Bioprocessing Technology Institute, A*STAR

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

Sean Pawlowski, PhD


Isabella Piga, PostDoc

University of Milano-Bicocca

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

Robert Plumb, PhD

Waters Corporation

Bini Ramachandran, PhD

University of Nebraska-Lincoln

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

Ivayla Roberts, MSc, MRes

University of Liverpool

Jason Robinson, PhD

Health PEI Provincial Laboratory Services

1e Interests: Clinical Mass spectrometry, Paper Spray Mass spec, LCMSMS, Toxicology, Endocrinology

Hoda Safari Yazd

University of Florida, MSACL Early Career Network

1e Interests: Metabolomics, Lipidomics, Machine Learning

Hammam Said, PhD analytical chemistry

Dalhousie University

1e Interests: Clinical related cancer research in proteomics

Vishnu Samara, Ph.D.

University of Chicago

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

Sumedh Sankhe, MS - Data Science

Mark Savitskii, PhD student

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

1e Interests: Metabolomics, pharmacokinetics

Emily Sekera, PhD

The Ohio State University

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

Rohan Shah, MS in Pharmaceutical Sci.

Cleveland State University

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

Eric Yi-Liang Shen, PhD

Imperial College London

1e Interests: Oncology, metabolomics

Philip Sobolesky, PhD

Santa Clara Valley Medical Center

Frederick Strathmann, PhD, MBA

MOBILion Systems

1e Interests: Mass Spectrometry, Clinical Chemistry, Data Analytics, Laboratory Medicine

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

The Ohio State University

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

Zoi Sychev, PhD

University of Minnesota, Twin Cities

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry based assay, clinical diagnostics, cancer and toxicology

Akash Talukder, Bio-Analytical Chemistry

University of Texas at Arlington

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

Alpesh Thakker, PhD Biomedical Science

GSK medicine research

Margret Thorsteinsdottir, PhD

University of Iceland

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

Kwaku Twum, Ph.D

University of North Carolina - Chapel Hill

Kumari Ubhayasekera

Uppsala University

Unaiza Uzair, PhD

S.C. Department of Health & Environmental Control

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

Tirsa van Duijl, MSc

Leiden University Medical Center

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

Martijn van Faassen

University Medical Center Groningen

1e Interests: Clinical mass spectrometry

Peter Van Overwalle, BS

IVD Industry Consultant

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

Mudita Vats

Maastricht University

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

Anita Vinjamuri, Bachelors of Science in Chemistry

University of California Davis

1e Interests: Proteomics, Glycoproteomics, Glycomics

Lindah Simuli Wabuyele, M.S, Ph.D

Quest Diagnostics

Salmika Wairegi, B.Sc

The Ohio State University

1e Interests: Analytical chemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, biochemistry, clinical research, mass spectrometry, ambient mass spectrometry

Meng Wang, PhD

Vancouver General Hospital

Ziyue Wang, MRes

Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin

1e Interests: LC-MS based plasma proteomics, absolute quantification

Elizabeth Want, PhD

Imperial College London

Idris Wazeerud-Din, PhD

Children's Hospital of Philadelphia

James Weatherill, MChem, AMRSC

The University of Edinburgh

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

Ashley Woolfork, Ph.D.

University of Pennsylvania

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

Kang Xiong-Hang, PhD

Hennepin County Medical Center

1e Interests: Clinical Chemistry, Toxicology

Ethan Yang, PhD

Johns Hopkins University, MSACL Early Career Network

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

Matthew Yang

UC Santa Cruz

Richard Yost, PhD

University of Florida

1e Interests: analytical mass spec, metabolomics

Fereshteh Zandkarimi, PhD

Columbia University

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

Qing Zhang, Master

University of Delaware

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

Guanshi Zhang, PhD

University of Texas Health San Antonio

1e Interests: Mass spectrometry imaging, diabetic complications, bioactive lipid signaling

Xueyun Zheng, PhD

Pacific Northwest National Lab

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