Gabriela Grigorean, Ph.D.


Position Title
Project Scientist

  • Proteomics Core

I am primarily interested in applying the latest developments in mass spectrometry to practical analysis.  My instrumental hands-on training gave me a good understanding of the elements that make a mass spectrometer, and this helps me in creating / improving  the set of instructions given to the liquid chromatography-mass spectrometer (LCMS) system, so as to create the ideal data acquisition methods. 

Before joining the Proteomics Core at UC Davis, I received my PhD in Analytical Chemistry from UC Davis working/improving an FT-ICR mass spectrometer, post docs at New York University in Proteomics, and University of Cambridge, maintaining an FT-ICR and carrying out Proteomics analyses.   I went on to manage the Proteomics Facility at Istituto Europeo di Oncologia ( in Milan, Italy.   Later, I joined Thermo Fisher as an Applied Scientist, where I helped LCMS customers implement Small Molecule, Metabolomics and Proteomics analyses on all types of LCMS systems, from triple quads to ion traps, to orbitrap-based instruments.  After a brief time as a Researcher at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, I decided to return and settle in my (beloved) CA -Michigan winters are too exacting for me. 


I joined the UC Davis Proteomics Core in July 2019, love working here and plan to stay; no more moving about-at least until I retire and go live by the Mediteranean, in a cascina set in the middle of an olive grove (one can dream!) 

Interests outside of work: fashion (proud alumnus of FIT, NYC), travel (love visiting deserts).

Contact Us

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Phone: (530) 754-9474 (please email us first)
Text: (530)771-7055
Twitter DM: @ucdproteomics


Our shipping address is:
Proteomics Core Facility
Room 1414 GBSF
451 E. Health Sciences Dr.
University of California
Davis, CA 95616


Please do not use US Mail to send samples as they will likely be delayed, potentially affecting the quality of your sample.