Board

2021-2022

President & Acting Program Chair
Kyle Anderson is a research chemist in Biomolecular Measurement Division at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which he joined in 2012. His lab is located at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research (IBBR). Kyle’s current research uses H/D exchange LC-MS to characterize structural dynamics of biotherapeutics, membrane proteins, and vaccines. He received his PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland with a focus on LC-MS/MS for quantification of proteins, PTMs, and metabolites. Kyle has previously served as President, Program Chair, and Secretary.

Immediate Past President
Camille Lombard-Banek is a NRC postdoctoral fellow at NIST/IBBR in the laboratory of John Schiel where she is developing liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-based proteomic approaches for the analysis of emerging cell and gene therapies. She obtained her PhD from the George Washington University developing micro-analytical tools for the analysis of single embryonic cells in Peter Nemes’ laboratory._

 

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Secretary
Sanem Hosbas Coskun received her BS in Pharmacy from Ankara University (Ankara, Turkey) in 2003. She then completed her M.Sc. and Ph.D. degrees in Pharmacognosy, performing Bioactivity Guided Fractionation on different plant species using TLC, HPLC LC-MS/MS, and NMR, followed by in vivo and in vitro bioactivity studies. She worked as a post-doctoral researcher at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) for five years. She applied robust and accurate standardized techniques for DNA damage and repair measurements in biological systems by triple quadruple mass spectrometry equipped with both gas (GC-MS/MS) and liquid (LC-MS/MS) chromatography. She is now working for the Office of Dietary Supplements at the National Institutes of Health (NIH)/ Chemical Sciences Division at NIST with a primary focus on developing Standard Reference Materials for the botanical dietary supplement community. To accomplish this goal, they focus on the quantitative and qualitative measurements of secondary metabolites in dietary supplements using liquid chromatography and gas chromatography with spectroscopic and mass spectrometric detection. _

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Treasurer
Al Del Grosso is a chemist and Team Leader for the Analytical Chemistry Section of the Division of Biological Standards and Quality Control at the US FDA – Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research in Kensington, MD.  His professional interests include HPLC, IC, CE, ESI – Mass Spectrometry, GC and GC/MS, Proteomics, Analytical Methods Validation and cGMP compliance issues.  Al has served as WCDG Treasurer since 2004.

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Board Member (6/01/2019-5/31/2022)
Alexandria Brady is an assistant research chemist at the Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research. Her work includes synthesizing peptides for a next generation protein sequencing project and organic synthesis of tether bilayer lipid membranes that can be immobilized on surfaces. She earned her Bachelor’s in chemistry from Rowan University in New Jersey and is also working towards her MBA at the University of Maryland University College.

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Board Member (6/01/2019-5/31/2022)
Amy Hu is a Chemistry Account Manager for Waters Corporation with responsibilities in VA, DC, MD, DE and part of eastern PA. She has a B.S. in Chemical Engineering and has worked in both the chemical and pharmaceutical industries as an analytical scientist for many years. As a Chemistry Account Manager at Waters Corporation, it is her goal to help customers become more successful with their work by answering questions about HPLC/UPLC method development, column selection, solid phase extraction procedures and sample vial selection and by keep customers informed of the latest innovative products available from Waters to enhance their current laboratory capabilities._–

 

Board Member (6/01/2020-5/31/2023)
David Colquhoun is the Territory Manager for SCIEX in Maryland, responsible for a portfolio of LC-MS and related products. David has been with SCIEX since 2016, and has previously worked in both academic and industrial positions in the area doing basic research, applications and sales. David has been a member of the scientific community in the Washington/Baltimore area since 2003, and has extensive research experience in proteomics, infectious disease, and LC-MS/MS workflows. David received his Ph.D. in Environmental Health Engineering from the Johns Hopkins University in 2008, where he specialized in quantitative analysis of proteomic biomarkers.

Board Member (6/01/2020-5/31/2023)
Lois Ann Beaver. Upon graduation in 1963 with a BS in Chemistry and Mathematics, from Rosary Hill College, Lois Ann Healy (now Beaver) joined the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Buffalo, NY as an analytical chemist where she developed a deep interest in separation science that continues to this day. At FDA headquarters she held several positions including overseeing the trace analytical work of FDA field labs, mass spectrometry projects and official method development. An idea conceived while working in the lab led to a dozen patents on a system and apparatus for real-time multi-dimensional chromatography, and the founding of an instrument company called Varex Corp. that functioned for 10 years in Rockville, MD. The last period of her multi-decade FDA career involved international activities in the Office of the Commissioner where she served as liaison with international organizations such as WHO (World Health Organization), OECD, (Office of Economic Cooperation and Development) and APEC, (Asia Pacific Economic Cooperation), served on numerous US delegations, and was a member of the FDA Pharmaceutical Quality Council that conceived and developed quality by design. Lois also led international projects on anti-counterfeiting of medical products and good manufacturing practices in emerging countries and established a pharmaceutical information center in Cairo. She is a member of the Washington Chromatography Discussion Group, the ACS Chemical Society of Washington, and the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley and is on the organizing committees of HPLC 2018 and PREP 2017.

Board Member (6/01/2021-5/31/2024)
Sitara Chauhan is the Chromatography Account Manager for Thermo Fisher Scientific for DC, MD, NoVA, and DE. She received a Ph.D. in Biochemistry from the University of Maryland College Park in 2017, specializing in LC-MS/MS analysis. Since then, she has completed a post-doctoral fellowship at the FDA in glycan and glycoproteomics analysis and spent time as an application scientist in translational proteomics with Thermo Fisher Scientific. She has also been an active participant in WCDG, and WBMSDG since 2012.

Board Member (6/01/2021-5/31/2024)
Norman Brach is Sales Engineer for Shimadzu Scientific Instruments covering Baltimore and surrounding areas. After graduating from Virginia Tech in 1993 (GO Hokies!) Norman spent his early career running HPLC and GC instrumentation in environmental and pharmaceutical labs. Pursuing his passion for chromatography and the technology that makes it possible, Norman joined Shimadzu in 1997 as a Chromatography Specialist. Working with other scientists to help them achieve their analytical goals is Norman’s focus.