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Former Members and Alumni

Tiffany M. Crescentini

Graduate Student 2015-2019

Graduated May 2019 with Ph.D., Analytical Polymer Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Mass Spectrometry: An Approach to Characterizing Polyurethane Polymers”

Currently Senior Analytical Scientist at Nike


Caleb B. Morris

Graduate Student 2014-2019

Graduated May 2019 with Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Molecular Descriptor on the Basis of Structural Analysis in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry”


James N. Dodds

Graduate Student 2014-2018

Graduated May 2018 with Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Investigation of Separation Strategies for Bioanalytical Methods: Chromatography, Ion Mobility, and Mass Spectrometry”

Currently Postdoctoral Researcher at North Carolina State University


Charles M. Nichols

Postdoctoral Scholar 2016-2018

Currently Postdoctoral Chemist at Agilent Technologies


Sarah M. Stow

Graduate Student 2011-2015; Postdoctoral Scholar 2015-2016

Graduated May 2015 with Ph.D., Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Strategies for Selecting Computational Protocols in Support of Small Molecule Structural Analysis by Ion Mobility – Mass Spectrometry”

Currently R&D Scientist at Agilent Technologies


Ewa Jurneczko

Postdoctoral Scholar 2014-2016

Currently Postdoctoral Research Fellow at The University of Manchester, UK


Rafael Montenegro

Graduate Student 2012-2016

Graduated April 2016 with Ph. D., Analytical Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Enhanced Separations Strategies for Complex Sample Characterization Using Ion Mobility – Mass Spectrometry”

Currently Research Associate with Prof. Gary Siuzdak at The Scripps Research Institute


Nichole Lareau

Graduate Student 2012-2016

Graduated February 2016 with Ph. D., Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Development of Ion Mobility and Mass Spectrometry Strategies in Support of Integrated Omics and Systems Biology”

Currently Investigator for Ex Vivo Bioimaging at GlaxoSmithKline


Cody Goodwin

Graduate Student 2009-2013, Postdoctoral Scholar 2013-2015

Graduated February 2013 with Ph. D., Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Advanced Structural Mass Spectrometry For Metabolomics”

Currently Senior Manager, Clinical Strategy at Health Trust Purchasing Group


Kelly Hines

Graduate Student 2010-2014

Graduated March 2014 with Ph. D., Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Biomolecular Signatures of Disease Via Ion Mobility and Mass Spectrometry Techniques”

Currently an Assistant Professor at the University of Georgia at Athens


Jay Forsythe

Graduate Student 2010-2014

Graduated February 2014 with Ph. D., Analytical Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Advanced Strategies For Imaging Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry”

Currently Assistant Professor at The College of Charleston


Seth D. Byers

Graduate Student 2010-2013

Graduated, 2013, with M.Sc.

Currently Office Manager/IT at Byers Eye Care


Jeff R. Enders

Graduate Student 2009-2012

Graduated August 2012 with Ph. D., Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Structural Mass Spectrometry Strategies for Systems Biology”

Currently Research Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University


Sevugarajan Sundarapandian

Postdoctoral Scholar 2007-2011

Currently Professor at AAA College of Engineering and Technology, India


Michal Kliman

Graduate Student 2007-2011

Graduated July 2011 with Ph. D., Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Advanced structural and spatial analysis of lipids using ion mobility-mass spectrometry”

Currently Senior Technical Support Specialist at Waters Corporation


Randi L. Gant-Branum

Graduate Student 2007-2011

Graduated July 2011 with Ph. D., Analytical Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Characterization of post-translationally modified peptides and proteins using lanthanide-based labeling strategies”

Currently Senior Research Scientist at LackLand Air Force Drug Testing Laboratory/ADC Management Services


T. Josh Kerr

Graduate Student 2007-2011

Graduated May 2011 with Ph. D., Analytical Chemistry

Dissertation Title: Development of novel ion mobility-mass spectrometry shift reagents for proteomic applications”

Currently Senior Analytical Chemist at Optima Chemical Group


Kellen Harkness

Graduate Student 2007-2011

Graduated May 2011 with Ph. D., Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Structural characterization of monolayer protected metal nanoparticles by ion mobility-mass spectrometry”

Currently Lead Chemist at Nalco Champion (Echolab)


Larissa S. Fenn

Graduate Student 2007-2010

Graduated June 2010 with Ph. D., Analytical Chemistry

Dissertation Title: “Detection and Characterization of glycan and glycoconjugates using ion mobility-mass spectrometry”

Currently Manager, New Products at Rayonier Advanced Materials


Ablatt Mahsut

Graduate Student 2007-2009

Graduated May 2009 with M.Sc.

Currently Analytical Product Owner at Takeda (formerly Shire Human Genetic Therapies)