Musah Research Lab presents at ASMS 2017

Professor Musah and graduate students Justine Giffen, Kristen Fowble and Cameron Longo attending the 65th Annual Meeting for the American Society of Mass Spectrometry in Indianapolis, Indiana.

Professor Musah presenting her poster at ASMS.

Professor Musah presenting her poster at ASMS.

Professor Musah presented her poster entitled "Bouquet of Death: Determination of Carrion Flower Blowfly Attractants by Ambient Mass Spectrometry."

Justine presenting her poster at ASMS.

Justine presenting her poster at ASMS.

Justine delivered her poster entitled "“Fowl” Odors: Identification of Blow Fly Attraction Cues in Decomposing Chicken Livers."

Kristen with her poster at ASMS.

Kristen with her poster at ASMS.

Kristen presented her poster entitled "Development of Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS): Applications to Forensics Imaging."

Cameron with his poster at ASMS.

Cameron with his poster at ASMS.

Cameron presented his poster entitled "Laden Latents: Revealing Human Handling of Psychoactive Plant Materials through Biomarker Fingerprint Imaging by MALDI-SpiralTOF High Resolution Mass Spectrometry."

Professor Musah, Justine and Cameron publish paper in Analytical Chemistry

Professor Musah and graduate students Justine Giffen and Cameron Longo have had an article published in Analytical Chemistry. The manuscript demonstrated a novel method for rapid identification of blow fly eggs by DART-HRMS. The technique bypass many challenges of conventional identifications often associated with forensic entomology and can provide insights into postmortem interval determinations. The manuscript is entitled "Species Identification of Necrophagous Insect Eggs Based on Amino Acid Profile Differences Revealed by Direct Analysis in Real Time-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry." This paper was selected as an ACS Editors' Choicean honor reserved for articles that feature research that “exemplifies the [American Chemical Society's] commitment to improving people's lives through the transforming power of chemistry.

 

 

Blow fly eggs.

Blow fly eggs.

Allix Coon presents at 9th Annual Eastern New York American Chemical Society's Undergraduate Research Symposium 

Undergraduate student Allix Coon presented at the ENY ACS Undergraduate Symposium at Siena College, Loudonville, NY.  Her poster was entitled "Can’t Hide this Trojan Horse: Condom Lubricant Identification by Direct Analysis in Real Time High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (DART-HRMS)."

Allix presenting her poster at ENY ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Allix presenting her poster at ENY ACS Undergraduate Research Symposium.

Allix presenting her poster at the 9th Annual ENY ACS Meeting.

Allix presenting her poster at the 9th Annual ENY ACS Meeting.

Kristen Fowble publishes first-author paper in Analytical Chemistry

Graduate student Kristen Fowble had her first first-author paper published in Analytical Chemistry. The manuscript describes the development and applications of the novel mass spectrometry technique LADI-MS.  The paper is entitled "Development of “Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging” Mass Spectrometry: Application to Spatial Distribution Mapping of Metabolites Along the Biosynthetic Cascade Leading to Synthesis of Atropine and Scopolamine in Plant Tissue."

Kristen Fowble and Tianyu He present at 8th Annual Life Sciences Research Symposium

Graduate students Tianyu He and Kristen Fowble presented their research at the 8th Annual Life Sciences Research Symposium at the University at Albany-SUNY.

 

Kristen presenting at the 8th Annual LSRS.

Kristen presenting at the 8th Annual LSRS.

Kristen spoke about her work during a talk entitled "The Development and Application of an Imaging Technique for Small-molecule Spatial Distributions: Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS)."

Tianyu presenting at the 7th Annual LSRS.

Tianyu presenting at the 7th Annual LSRS.

Tianyu presented his talk entitled "Integration of Boron Clusters into Biological Scaffolds for The Development of Anti-tumor Agents."

Allix Coon presents at 2nd Annual Undergraduate Symposium of Chemistry Research at University at Albany-SUNY

Undergraduate student Allix Coon gave a talk during the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Symposium of Chemistry Research. Her talk was entitled "Cops and Rubbers: Development of a Forensic Database of Condom Lubricants using DART-MS." Allix received the Best Presentation Award for her talk.

 
Allix presenting at the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Symposium of Chemistry Research.

Allix presenting at the 2nd Annual Undergraduate Symposium of Chemistry Research.

 

Professor Musah and Ashton Lesiak present at NEAFS

The annual meeting of the Northeastern Association of Forensic Sciences was held in Atlantic City, NJ. Professor Musah gave a talk entitled "Direct Analysis in Real Time-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (DART-HRMS) as a tool for structural determination of Psychotropic Unknowns" and Ashton presented on work she completed regarding a grant she received from NEAFS in 2015.

Justine Giffen publishes first-author paper in Phytochemical Analysis

Graduate student Justine Giffen published her first-author manuscript in Phytochemical Analysis. The manuscript discussed the ability to rapidly differentiate between different members of the plant family Salvia by DART-HRMS. The manuscript is entitled "Rapid Species-level Identification of Salvias by Chemometric Processing of Ambient Ionisation Mass Spectrometry-derived Chemical Profiles."

Musah Lab presents at ACS Middle Atlantic Regional Meeting.

Professor Musah with Justine and Kristen outside MARM 2016.

Professor Musah with Justine and Kristen outside MARM 2016.

Professor Musah and graduate students Justine Giffen and Kristen Fowble presented at the MARM 2016 Annual Meeting in Riverdale, NY.

Justine presented her work entitled "Time flies: Species identification of blow flies by direct analysis in real-time, high-resolution mass spectrometry (DART-HRMS) for postmortem interval estimations."

Kristen presenting her work with synthetic cathinones at MARM.

Kristen presenting her work with synthetic cathinones at MARM.

Kristen presented a talk entitled "Deducing the structures of amphetamine and cathinone unknowns from chemometrically processed ambient ionization mass spectral datasets of known synthetic amphetamine and cathinone structures".

Professor Musah speaking at MARM.

Professor Musah speaking at MARM.

Professor Musah spoke about the work accomplish on creating a database of plants of abuse entitled "Towards development of a mass spectrometric database for the rapid identification of plant drugs of abuse by ambient ionization mass spectrometry."

Musah Research Lab Presents at ASMS 2016

Professor Musah attended the American Society for Mass Spectrometry's Annual conference in San Antonio, TX with graduate students Kristen Fowble and Justine Giffen.

Kristen presenting her poster.

Kristen presenting her poster.

Kristen presented on her work with synthetic cathinones. Her poster was entitled "Classification of Synthetic Cathinones Using Neutral Mass Losses by Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS)."

Justine presented a talk during the meeting on her work entitled "Classification of blow fly eggs for determination of post-mortem interval."

Professor Musah presented a poster regarding the novel technique LADI-MS. Her poster was entitled "Development of Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS)."

Kristen and Justine visit The Alamo.

Kristen and Justine visit The Alamo.

Justine presenting at ASMS 2016.

Justine presenting at ASMS 2016.