- 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 (https://www.research.ieo.it/about-us/contact) 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).