I obtained my PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Alberta in 2011. My dissertation focused on the development and application of mass spectrometry techniques for the bioanalysis of proteins and endogenous metabolites. Prior to relocating to Vancouver, I worked in the Department of Comparative Biology & Experimental Medicine at the University of Calgary where I developed and optimized assays for the quantitative analysis of steroids from biological samples using mass spectrometry. I am currently a Laboratory Scientist in Prenatal Chemistry & Newborn Screening at BC Children’s Hospital.
- PhD (Chemistry), University of Alberta. 2011
- BSc (Chemistry) 2004
- Inborn errors of metabolism
- Newborn screening
- Mass spectrometry in clinical diagnoses
Summary: Mass spectrometry is a powerful analytical technique with widespread applications, including the clinical laboratory. In the Newborn Screening (NBS) and Biochemical Genetics Laboratories (BGL) at BC Children’s Hospital, we utilize tandem mass spectrometry (MS/MS) and liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS) to identify and quantify analytes of interest in biological matrices (e.g., blood, plasma, serum, cerebrospinal fluid, urine), which aids in the diagnoses of disorders. My research interests focus on the application of tandem mass spectrometry in clinical diagnoses of inborn errors of metabolism.