Musah Lab presents at ASMS

Dr. Musah presenting her talk.

Dr. Musah presenting her talk.

Kristen presenting her talk.

Kristen presenting her talk.

Dr. Musah, Samira, Kristen, Cameron and Meghan traveled to Atlanta, GA to present at the 67th Annual Meeting for the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Dr. Musah and Kristen presented talks titled “Carrion Insect Species Identification from Multi-species Mixtures of Larvae Using Multi-label Classification of DART-HRMS Data for Postmortem Interval Determination” and “LADI of All Trades: Imaging of Small-Molecule Spatial Distributions in Complex Matrices by a Novel Ambient Ionization Imaging Technique” respectively. Samira, Cameron and Meghan presented posters titled “A Novel Approach to Simultaneous Quantification of Tropane Alkaloids in Plant Tissue (Datura spp.) Using DART-HRMS and PLS Linear Regression”, “A Validated Method for Quantification of Mescaline in Recreationally-abused Echinopsis Cacti by Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry” and “A High Profile: Detection and Identification of Synthetically-derived Psychoactive Material through Sorbent-facilitated Headspace Mass Spectral Analysis and Chemometrics” respectively.

Samira with her poster.

Samira with her poster.

Cameron with his poster.

Cameron with his poster.

Meghan with her poster.

Meghan with her poster.

Allix receives NSF Honorable Mention

Allix received the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Honorable Mention for her research on the application of mass spectrometric techniques to the study disease progression, and how mass spectrometry can be used in disease diagnostics. This accolade recognizes outstanding science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) graduate students who have demonstrated significant achievements and are expected to have a substantial impact in the STEM field. The NSF press release can be found here. Congratulations Allix!

Musah Lab gets new instruments

The Musah Lab has been fortunate enough to acquire several new instruments through NIJ funding and generous donations from the NYS Food Laboratory. We now have a GC-MS equipped with a thermal desorption unit, an NWR 213 laser that can be used for mass spectral imaging, a FT-IR, an ICP-MS, a HPLC and microwave reactors. We are looking forward to the great work that will come from using these instruments!

Musah Lab presents at PITTCON 2019

Kristen presenting her poster.

Kristen presenting her poster.

Professor Musah, Kristen, Cameron and Meghan traveled to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania to present at the 2019 PITTCON Conference and Expo. Professor Musah presented a talk entitled “Chemometric Processing of Direct Analysis in Real Time (DART) Mass Spectrometric Data for the Identification and Classification of New Psychoactive Substances”. Kristen, Cameron and Meghan all presented posters entitled “Forensic Applications of the Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging – Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS) Technique”, “Establishing Exposure to Organic Explosive Compounds by Mass Spectrometric Means”, and “Detection and Identification of Illegally-Traded Woods by Mass Spectral Techniques” respectively.

Cameron presenting his poster.

Cameron presenting his poster.

Meghan presenting her poster.

Meghan presenting her poster.

Musah Lab presents at AAFS

Professor Musah, Kristen, Cameron and Meghan traveled to Baltimore, MD to attend the 71st American Academy of Forensic Sciences Annual Scientific Meeting. Professor Musah and Kristen both presented talks entitled “The Identification of Necrophagous Insect Species by Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry and Chemometrics for Postmortem Interval Estimations” and “The Forensically Relevant Applications of Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging-Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS)” respectively. Cameron presented a poster entitled “Bomb Biometrics: Detection and Imaging of Markers Indicative of Explosive Compounds in Fingerprints” and Meghan was able to attend due to being awarded a Forensic Sciences Foundation Travel Award.

Cameron presenting his poster.

Cameron presenting his poster.

Kristen presenting her talk.

Kristen presenting her talk.