In an article by Biocompare talking about advancements in mass spectrometry imaging , Dr. Chip Cody of JEOL discusses his excitement about our newly-developed technique, Laser-assisted DART Imaging Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS). He talks about Kristen's research, in collaboration with Dr. Ed Espinoza from U.S. Fish and Wildlife Forensic Lab, regarding the imaging and mapping of ion spatial distributions in endangered wood species. Read the article here.
Meghan and Megan went to the Multidisciplinary Approaches to Forensic Investigations Symposium at Boston University in Boston, MA. Meghan presented a poster titled “SPME-facilitated Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Plant-based Legal Highs for the Development of a Headspace Database”.
The Musah Lab won JEOL's Selfie Contents: Best Instrument Team Photo
Allix graduated from the University at Albany Summa Cum Laude with a double major in Chemistry and Mathematics as well as a minor in Business. She was the Commencement Speaker for the Science and Mathematics Graduation and will be continuing her PhD studies in the Musah Lab. Congratulations Allix!
Allix graduated from the Honors College. Her thesis was titled “Forensic Identification of Condom Lubricants by Advanced Statistical Analysis Processing of Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometric Data – Towards Development of a Condom Residue Database for Forensic Science Practitioners”.
Meghan received the College of Arts and Sciences Lawrence and Marie Shore Graduate Scholarship for 2018 – 2019. Congratulations Meghan!
Allix and Nana-Hawwa presented posters at the UAlbany’s Celebration of Scholarship. Both Professor Musah and Allix were recognized for their outstanding contributions to the research field.
Allix and Nana-Hawwa and presented at the University at Albany’s 15th Annual Undergraduate Research Conference. Allix presented a talk entitled “Development of a Condom Lubricant Database using Direct Analysis in Real Time – High Resolution Mass Spectrometry (DART-HRMS) for Forensic Science Practitioners”. Nana-Hawwa presented a poster entitled “Rapid Species-level Identification of Atropine and Scopolamine-containing Psychoactive Seeds by Chemometric Processing of Direct Analysis in Real Time – High Resolution Mass Spectral Data”.
Professor Musah presented a talk titled “Woodn’t You Like to Know What You Have? Endangered Wood Species Identification Through Chemical Imaging and Multivariate Statistical Analysis of DART-MS Chemical Fingerprints” at the Canadian Forest Service Workshop.
Allix received the Derk V. Tieszen Award for achievement in chemistry, physics and mathematics as well as the ACS Outstanding Senior in Organic Chemistry Student Award. Congratulations Allix!
Professor Musah, Justine, Kristen, Megan and Allix traveled to JEOL in Peabody, MA.
Allix presented her talk entitled “Blow Flies - Glow Flies: Investigation of Fluorescence in Carrion Fly Eggs” at the Eastern New York American Chemical Society 10th Annual Undergraduate Research Symposium hosted at Siena College.
Allix received the President’s Award for Leadership – Distinguished Scholar-Leader Award. Congratulations Allix!
The New York State Writers Institute at the University at Albany, SUNY hosted Professor Musah and mystery author Archer Mayor to discuss “Corpses, Blow Flies, and Post-Mortem Forensics”.
Tianyu presented a poster entitled “Synthesis and Biological Effects of a Novel Carborane-based α-Amino Acid for the Treatment of Glioblastoma” at the 255th American Chemical Society Conference in New Orleans, LA.
Kristen’s first-author paper, “Identification and Classification of Cathinone Unknowns by Statistical Analysis Processing of Direct Analysis in Real Time-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry-derived ‘Neutral Loss’ Spectra” was accepted by Talanta.
Professor Musah, Kristen, Cameron, and Meghan presented posters at PITTCON in Orlando, FL. Professor Musah presented "Forensic Identification of Plant-based 'Legal Highs' by Chemometric Processing of Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometry (DART-MS)-derived Chemical Fingerprints". Kristen presented "A Validated and Rapid Method for the Quantification of Psychoactive Materials in Complex Plant Matrices using Direct Analysis in Real-Time Resolution Mass Spectrometry". Cameron presented "Establishing Exposure to Plant-based Psychoactive Materials by Mapping Diagnostic Biomarkers in Fingerprints - A MALDI Mass Spectrometry Imaging Study". Meghan presented "Detection and Identification of Plant-based Legal Highs Based on Headspace Chemical Signatures Determined by SPME-facilitated Direct Analysis in Real Time Mass Spectrometric Analysis".
Tianyu’s first-author paper, “‘Carboranyl-cysteine’ – Synthesis, Structure and Self-Assembly Behavior of a Novel α-Amino Acid” was accepted by Scientific Reports.
The Musah Lab welcomes post-doc, Dr. Samira Beyramysoltan to the lab! Samira received her PhD from the Institute for Advanced Studies in Basic Sciences, Zanjan for Chemometrics in Analytical Chemistry.
Professor Musah was the keynote speaker at the College of Arts and Sciences 15th Annual Dinner. She presented her talk entitled “Lord of the Flies: The Macabre Allure of Carrion Flowers”.