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Past Members

Hans Rudolf Aerni, Ph. D.

Hans was a Graduate Student in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2005-2011. He is currently a Principal Scientist at Synthorx Inc. in La Jolla, California.

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Peggi Angel, Ph.D.

Peggi was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2008-2011. She is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics in the College of Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina.

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Rita Casadonte, Ph.D.

Rita was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2007-2011. She is currently a Research Scientist/Group Leader at Proteopath GmbH in Germany.


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Matthew Chambers

Bioinformatics Systems Engineer, Biomedical Informatics Department

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Ruiqiang Chen, Ph.D.

Ruiqiang (Ray) was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2014-2017. He is currently an SAS Statistician / Data Scientist at Omnicell in Chapel Hill, North Carolina.

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Chad Chumbley

Ph. D. Chemistry

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Fabian Deutskens

Fabian was a Research Scholar in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University in 2010. He is currently the Head of Research at Ceva Sante Animale in Germany.

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Eduardo Dias, MD

Eduardo was a Research Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2008-2012. He is currently an Instructor in Clinical Surgery at Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and he also joined the Breast Surgery team at Saint Thomas Medical Partners in 2017.

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Kyle Floyd

Kyle is currently a Postdoctoral Scholar in the Department of Microbiology & Environmental Toxicology at the University of California in Santa Cruz.

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Sara Frappier, Ph.D., CPT

Sara spent time in the Department of Mass Spectrometry as a Research Assistant/Fellow from 2006-2011. She is currently the Director of Operations/Owner and Personal Trainer at Fit and Fierce Wellness located in Nashville, TN.

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Kerri Grove

Kerri was a Graduate Student in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2008-2014. She is currently an Investigator at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in San Francisco, California.

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Amanda J. Hachey

Amanda was a Research Assistant in the Department of Mass Spectrometry/Proteomics Core at Vanderbilt University from 2012-2018. She is currently a Scientific Associate at Novartis Institutes for BioMedical Research in Nashville, TN.

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David L. Hachey, Ph.D.

David Hachey is a Vanderbilt Adjunct Research Professor of Biochemistry.


William Hardesty

William worked in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2004-2010. He is currently an Investigator at Ex Vivo Bioimaging in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Nichole M. Lareau, Ph.D.

Nichole was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2016-2018. She is currently an Investigator at Ex Vivo Bioimaging at GlaxoSmithKline in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

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Joey Latham

Joey was a Postdoctoral Fellow from 2007-2008, and later was a member of the Research Faculty from 2008-2010 in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University. He is currently the Director of Bioanalytical Sciences at BioElectron Technology Corporation in Mountain View, California.

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Veronica Mainini, Ph.D.

Veronica was a Research Intern in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2009-2010. She is currently an HPLC Sales Specialist at Thermo Fisher Scientific in Milan, Italy.

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 M. Lisa Manier, M.S.

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Jessica L. Moore

Jessica was a Research Assistant in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2012-2017. She is currently the Director of Mass Spectrometry at Frontier Diagnostics in Nashville, TN.

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Yuan-Wei (David) Nei, Ph.D.

Yuan-Wei (David) was a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2015-2017. He is currently a Technical Operations Specialist at Quest Diagnostics in the Washington D.C. metro area.

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Joshua Nicely, Ph.D.

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Satu Poulitaival

Satu is currently a Communications Planner for Kansalaisareen ry in Helskini, Finland.

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Boone M. Prentice, Ph.D.

Boone was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2013-2018. He is currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at the University of Florida (Gainesville, FL).

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Rey Redha

Rey is currently a Medical Lab Scientist at the Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

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Whitney Ridenour

Whitney was formerly a Graduate Student in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University. She is currently a Chemistry teacher at Farragut High School in Knoxville, TN.

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David Rizzo

David is currently a Senior Scientist of Pharmacology at AbbVie in Chicago, IL.

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Daniel Ryan

Daniel was a Research Assistant in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2015-2019. He is currently a Scientific Researcher at ExxonMobil in New Jersey.

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Kaitlin Schroeder

Kaitlin is currently a Forensic Scientist for the state of Colorado.

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William C. Schultz, Jr.

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Kristina Schwamborn, M.D.-Ph.D

Kristina was a Resident Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2008-2010. She is currently an MD PhD at University Hospital in Munich, Germany.

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Erin Seeley, Ph.D.

Erin had many roles in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University: Postdoctoral Fellow, Assistant Instructor, and Research Assistant Professor ranging from 2005-2013. She is currently a Principal Scientist at ImaBiotech in Morgantown, WV.

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David L. Tabb, Ph.D.

David was an Assistant Professor (2005-2011) and later an Associate Professor in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2011-2015. He is currently a Clinical Professor at Stellenboch University in the Cape Town area of South Africa.

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Domenico Taverna, Ph.D.

Domenico was a Research Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University. He is currently a Postdoctoral Researcher at the University Magna Graecia of Catanzaro, Italy.

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Gwendoline Thiery, Ph.D.

Gwedoline was a Ph.D. Research Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2009-2010. She is currently a Ph.D. in the Mouans-Sartoux region of France.

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Erik Todd

Erik was a Graduate Research Student in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2010-2012. He is currently a Clinical and Forensic Specialist at the Waters Corporation in Pleasanton, California.

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Patricia Verardi-Abdelnur, Ph.D.

Patricia did her Ph.D. Internship in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University in 2009. She is currently a Researcher for Embrapa in Brazil.

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Jamie Wenke

Jamie was a Graduate Research Assistant in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2010-2016. She is currently a Senior Genomics Scientist at Nashville Biosciences in Nashville, TN.

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Thomas F. White

Research Assistant I, Department of Biochemistry

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Junhai Yang, Ph.D.

Junhai was a Research Assistant in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2006-2007. He is currently a Senior Scientist at AbbVie in Chicago, IL.

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Hyojik Yang, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Department of Biochemistry

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Andrea Zavalin, Ph.D.

Andrea was a member of the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2006-2007.
Deceased June 1st, 2019 in Nashville, TN.

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Yaofang Zhang, Ph.D.

Yaofang was a Staff Scientist (2012-2014) and a part of the Research Faculty (2012-2018) in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University. She is currently an Analytical Chemist at Solvay in Nashville, TN.

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Rosalia Zianni, Ph.D.

Rosalia was a Research Fellow in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2012-2013. She is currently doing a Research Fellowship at Istituto Zooprofilattico Sperimentale in Italy.

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Faizan Zubair

Faizan was a Graduate Research Student in the Department of Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University from 2012-2016. He is currently a Staff Scientist at Takeda California, Inc. in San Diego.