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McLean Research Group Announcements

Jaqueline Picache Named Runner Up for Prize for Research Excellence

08.08.2019

Congratulations to Jackie Picache for becoming the runner up for the Richard N. Armstrong Prize for Research Excellence in Chemical Biology Research!

She will present her work this afternoon at the Student Research Symposium organized by the Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology: See the Event Page

Jackie Picache presenting her work at ASMS. (Photo courtesy of Dr. Katie Leaptrot)

Jaqueline Picache Receives American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Graduate Student Travel Award

05.27.2019

Graduate student Jackie Picache has been presented an ASMS Graduate Student Travel Award to this year’s ASMS conference for her work on the Unified Collision Cross Section (CCS) Compendium.

A webcast of her presentation titled “Development of a Unified Collision Cross Section Compendium for Compound Annotation and Chemical Class Prediction” can be found here:
https://www.pathlms.com/asms/events/1479

The McLean Research Group Members Presenting at the 2019 ASMS Conference

05.13.2019

The following McLean Research Group members will be presenting at the 2019 American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Conference:

Oral Presentations (Webcast Link):

Bailey S. Rose “Integrated Multidimensional Liquid Chromatography-Ion Mobiliy-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (LC-IM-MS/MS) Workflow for High Confidence Annotations in Global Untargeted Lipidomics”,
Jody C. May “Advanced Temporal Multiplexing and Peak Deconvolution for Improved Sensitivity and Resolution in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry Analysis”,
Katrina L. Leaptrot “Conformational Lipid Atlas for High Confidence Lipidomics”,
Jaqueline A. Picache “Development of a Unified Collision Cross Section Compendium for Compound Annotation and Chemical Class Prediction”

Poster Presentations:

Berkley M. Ellis “Bacteria Fight Club: Mapping Microbial Interactions for Drug Discovery”,
Don E. Davis, Jr. “Biomarker Discovery and Validation for Delirium Syndrome Using Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics Analysis of Serum Samples”,
Rachel A. Harris “Evaluation of Surface Induced Dissociation in Conjunction with Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry for Lipid Structural Characterization”,
Emanuel Zlibut “Copper Complexation Strategies for Differentiating Amino Acid Enantiomers by Ion Mobility”

Berkley Ellis and Jaqueline Picache Given International Poster Award in Vietnam

04.15.2019

Jackie Picache and Berk Ellis were awarded 1st Place for presenting their research at the 2019 Analytica Trade Fair in Ho Chi Minh City in Vietnam.

Dr. Leaptrot Receives Best Poster Award at 13th Annual VPA Symposium

04.11.2019

We are proud to announce that McLean Research Group postdoc, Katie Leaptrot, received a Best Poster Award for presenting her work on high confidence lipidomics at the 2019 Vanderbilt Postdoctoral Association’s (VPA) Symposium.

Read more about her work here:
https://news.vanderbilt.edu/2019/02/28/new-lipid-shape-atlas-holds-key-to-early-disease-detection/

 

Congratulations to Drs. Caleb Morris and Tiffany Crescentini!

03.25.2019
Both McLean Group graduate students successfully defended their dissertation work. Dr. Morris’ dissertation is titled “Molecular Descriptor on the Basis of Structural Analysis in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry”. Dr. Crescentini’s dissertation is titled “Mass Spectrometry: An Approach to Characterizing Polyurethane Polymers”.

Don E. Davis, Jr. Selected for MSACL 2019 US Young Investigator Educational Grant

02.11.2019

McLean Research Group graduate student Don E. Davis, Jr. will receive one of this year’s U.S. Young Investigator Educational Grants for the Mass Spectrometry: Applications in the Clinical Lab (MSACL) Annual Conference.

Center for Innovative Technology Launches LinkedIn Page

02.04.2019

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT; Director: Prof. John A. McLean) provides full-service small molecule omics analyses at Vanderbilt University and for external collaborators and has now launched a LinkedIn page in addition to their website.

To get updates about the CIT, follow them here:
https://www.linkedin.com/company/cit-vu

Jaqueline Picache Receives ASMS Fall Workshop Travel Award

11.29.2018

Jackie recently received a travel award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry to attend the Fall Workshop about “Metabolomics Informatics“.

Jackie Picache

Jaqueline Picache Awarded V-CBI Training Grant

07.30.2018

We are pround to announce that Jackie has been awarded a Vanderbilt Chemistry-Biology Interface (V-CBI) Training Award by Vanderbilt Institute for Chemical Biology under NIH grant 5T32GM065086. Five out of 16 nominated students were selected for a one-year appointment. Her project is entitled “Development of the Biomedical Integrated Online Profiler for Real-time Omics (BIOPRO) to Probe Biochemical Unknowns”.

Read more here:
https://my.vanderbilt.edu/vcbi/trainees/

Dr. James Dodds

Congratulations to Dr. James N. Dodds!

03.15.2018

James successfully defended his dissertation entitled “Investigation of Separation Strategies for Bioanalytical Methods: Chromatography, Ion Mobility, and Mass Spectrometry”.

McLean Research Group Releases Unified Collision Cross Section Compendium

01.01.2019

The Compendium is an online interactive tool that utilizes empirically-measured ion mobility collision cross sections to annotate molecular signals from untargeted experiments.

Launch the interactive CCS Compendium can be accessed here:
https://mcleanresearchgroup.shinyapps.io/CCS-Compendium/

Jaqueline A. Picache, Bailey S. Rose, Andrzej Balinski, Katrina L. Leaptrot, Jody C. May, Stacy D. Sherrod, and John A. McLean, “Collision Cross Section Compendium to Annotate and Predict Multi-omic Compound Identities”, Chemical Science 10, 983-993 (2018). DOI: 10.1039/C8SC04396E.

Nadjali A. Chung Awarded Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB) Fellowship

09.04.2018

New McLean Group member Nadjali has received a Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Fellowship from Vanderbilt University. Great work, Nadjali!

Don E. Davis, Jr.

Don E. Davis, Jr. Receives Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need (GAANN) Fellowship

08.30.2018

Don has recently been awarded a Graduate Assistance in Areas of National Need Fellowship by the Department of Education. Congratulations, Don!

Bailey S. Rose Awarded Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology (VICB) Fellowship

02.01.2018

Bailey just received a Vanderbilt Institute of Chemical Biology Fellowship from Vanderbilt University. Congratulations, Bailey!

Welcome Emanuel Zlibut, Bailey Rose, and Nadjali Chung to the McLean Research Group!

01.06.2018

We are glad to welcome Mr. Emanuel Zlibut, Ms. Bailey Rose, and Ms. Nadjali Chung as new graduate students in the McLean Group.

From left to right: Isaiah Speight (Hanusa lab, VU), NOBCChE president Dr. Emanuel Waddell (University of Alabama, Huntsville), Vanderbilt Professor Dr. Renã A. S. Robinson; Don E Davis, Jr. (McLean Research Group), and Marsalas D. Whitaker (Co-Founder of SweetBio, Inc.)

Don E. Davis, Jr. Elected as Treasurer for Nashville Chapter of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE)

05.30.2018

We are pleased to announce that McLean Research Group graduate student Don E. Davis, Jr. was recently elected to serve on the executive board of the local NOBCChE chapter in the position of Treasurer. Congratulations, Don!

Bailey S. Rose

Bailey S. Rose Receives Mitchum E. Warren Graduate Research Fellowship

04.03.2017

McLean Research Group graduate student Bailey Rose just received a Mitchum Warren Fellowship from Vanderbilt University. Congratulations, Bailey!

Jackie Picache

Welcome Jaqueline Picache to the McLean Research Group!

01.09.2017

We have recently welcomed Jackie Picache as a new graduate student into the McLean Group.

Jackie’s research will focus on high content, high throughput phenotypic profiling assay for in vitro/vivo systems utilizing fluorescent microscopy and high resolution mass spectrometry.

Center for Innovative Technology Launches Website

09.27.2016

The Center for Innovative Technology (CIT; Director: Prof. John A. McLean) is a full-service, collaborative molecular omics analytical facility specializing in a range of cutting edge mass spectrometry and confocal microscopy techniques.

For more information regarding our capabilities and services, please visit our website:
https://www.vanderbilt.edu/cit/