Board

2020-2021

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.

Immediate Past President
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.

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Vice President & Program Chair
Rodell Barrientos joined the U.S. Military HIV Research Program and the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research (WRAIR) in August 2019. At WRAIR, Dr. Barrientos currently works in the laboratory of Dr. Gary Matyas where he develops immunoconjugate vaccines against heroin and fentanyl and applies MALDI-TOF MS and LC-MS/MS approaches for vaccine characterization, quantification of drugs of abuse in biological samples, and antibody-antigen interactions. He obtained his Ph.D. in Medicinal Biochemistry from the University of North Carolina, Greensboro where he developed novel and advanced methods to analyze complex glycolipids using liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Among his notable contributions in the field of glycolipids analysis are the application of high-resolution/high mass accuracy ozone-induced dissociation mass spectrometry (OzID-MS) to determine double bond position, and derivatization-assisted LC-MS/MS based method for multiplexed quantification. He was a recipient of Graduate Student Award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry in 2018 and he serves as a regular reviewer for the following journals: Analytica Chimica Acta, Analytical Methods, Carbohydrate Polymers, Carbohydrate Research, and International Journal of Biological Macromolecules.

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Secretary
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._

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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._-

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Board Member (6/01/2018-5/31/2021)
Carolyn Quarles Burdette
received her BS in Chemistry from Winthrop University (Rock Hill, SC) in 2007, while playing four years of D1 soccer on the Winthrop Women’s Soccer team. She then went on to earn her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from Clemson University in 2012 (Clemson, SC) under the advisement of Dr. Kenneth R. Marcus. Part of Carolyn’s work at Clemson looked at the determination of active compounds in dietary supplements by LC-glow discharge (GD)-MS techniques. This led to a relationship with NIST and help paved the way for accepting an NIH-ODS postdoc position at NIST in Feb 2013. Carolyn’s work at NIST has focused mainly on the development of methods (LC-MS/MS and LC-tandem UV-FLD-MS/MS) and materials (e.g SRMs) for the determination of fat soluble vitamins and metabolites in foods, dietary supplements, and clinical matrices. Carolyn is also involved in the administration of NIST’s HAMQAP (Health Assessment Measurements Quality Assurance Program) and is a member of JCTLM review teams. Carolyn also enjoys participating in STEM/STEAM outreach, playing soccer, hiking, cartooning, and spending time with her husband and 1yr old daughter.

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Board Member (6/01/2018-5/31/2021)
Connie Africano Remoroza
is currently working at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. She has an extensive experience in the analysis and molecular characterization of carbohydrates particularly glycomics and glycoproteomics of biological fluids such as human milk and plasma as well as in the development of mass spectral libraries of these materials. She utilizes this expertise to design LC-MS methods for acquiring high quality spectra of complex mixtures of glycans and glycopeptides from the reference materials to assist the quality control and data measurement activities at NIST Standard Reference Data program, specifically the NIST Tandem Mass Library. She obtained her M.S. in Biotechnology and Ph.D. Food Biochemistry in Wageningen University, The Netherlands. Her thesis is about developing chromatograhic methods using HPSEC, HPAEC-PAD and HILIC coupled to mass spectrometry to elucidate the fine structure of pectin from sugar beet, which was funded by the European Commission 7th Framework program. She also worked as a junior scientist at Dupont, The Netherlands that involves the purification, determination of the mode of action of cellulases, xylanases and pectinases and their application to food stabilizers and bioethanol.

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.