Board

2022-2023

NicoleLockPresident
Nicole Lock is the GC Product Manager at Shimadzu Scientific Instruments. Nicole graduated from Seton Hill University with a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry.  She started her career as a service engineer in a small third-party service organization repairing multiple brands’ GC and GCMS units. This skill set led Nicole to Shimadzu where she has spent the last 15 years working in both the service and marketing department representing the GC and GCMS product lines. Her passion is helping new customers find answers to their unknown problems and current customers make the most of the instrumentation they use every day.

 

KyleAndersonImmediate Past President
Kyle Anderson is a research chemist in the Biomolecular Measurement Division at National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), which he joined in 2012, and 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. He received the Silver Medal from the US Department of Commerce in 2021. Kyle has previously served as President, Program Chair/VP, and Secretary.

 

Vice President & Program Chair
Joe Czekner is currently a NIST NRC postdoctoral fellow at IBBR in the Bioanalytical Science Group focusing on the development of 2D-LC/MS methods for host cell protein analysis. He holds an MS in chemistry from the University of San Francisco where he studied combustion mechanisms of biofuels using photoionization mass spectrometry in the Meloni group. He obtained his PhD in chemistry from Brown University working under Lai-Sheng Wang. Here, he used velocity mapped imaging for high resolution photoelectron spectroscopy to study metal alloy cluster anions and dipole-bound anions. Most recently, he was a Humboldt postdoctoral fellow at Karlsruhe Institute of Technology where he developed a method to determine enantiomeric excess using trapped ion mobility mass spectrometry without chiral additives in the Kappes’ group.

 

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 retired 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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KyleAndersonBoard Member (6/01/2022-5/31/2025)
Kyle Anderson is a research chemist in the 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. He received the Silver Medal from the US Department of Commerce in 2021. Kyle has previously served as President, Program Chair/VP, and Secretary.

 

KKing_HeadshotBoard Member (6/01/2019-5/31/2022)
Kelly King is a Territory Account Manager for Waters Corporation covering the 1-270 Corridor of MD with responsibilities of the LC-MS portfolio and related products. Kelly was previously a Field Application Scientist covering a proteomics product line, including protein purification for Academic, Government and Biopharma accounts. Kelly completed her Postdoctoral Fellowship at the US Naval Research Laboratory in Washington DC where she studied and characterized peptide-nanoparticle‑drug conjugates. She earned her PhD in 2016 from Lehigh University in Bethlehem, PA where she developed novel peptide conjugates to specifically target and deliver small therapeutic molecules and peptides to cancer cells. As a Territory Account Manager for Waters, it is her goal to partner with scientists to help them become more successful with their work and achieve their goals.

 

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 2022 and PREP 2022.

 

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.

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2021-2022

President: Kyle Anderson
Program Chair/VP: Kyle Anderson (acting)
Immediate Past President: Camille Lombard-Banek
Secretary: Sanem Hosbas Coskun
Treasurer: Al Del Grosso

Board Members
Alexandria Brady, Amy Hu (6/01/2019-5/31/2022)
Lois Ann Beaver, David Colquhoun (6/01/2020-5/31/2023) 
Norman Brach, Sitara Chauhan (6/01/2021-5/31/2024)

2020-2021

President: Camille Lombard-Banek
Program Chair/VP: Rodell Barrientos
Immediate Past President:  Kyle Anderson
Secretary: Kyle Anderson
Treasurer: Al Del Grosso

Board Members
Carolyn Burdette, Connie Remoroza (6/01/2018-5/31/2021)
Alexandria Brady, Amy Hu (6/01/2019-5/31/2022)
Lois Ann Beaver, David Colquhoun (6/01/2020-5/31/2023)