Musah Lab presents at Chemistry Undergraduate Research Symposium


Nana-Hawwa and Allix presented at the 4th Annual Undergraduate Symposium of Chemistry Research. Nana-Hawwa gave an oral presentation entitled “Development of Mass Spectrometric and Chemometric Tools for the Forensic Identification of ‘Legal High’ Psychoactive Seeds from Solanceae Plants“ and received the Best Presentation Award. Allix was the invited keynote student speaker.

Meghan is Awarded NIJ Fellowship

Meghan was awarded the prestigious National Institute of Justice Graduate Research Fellowship for her research titled “Remote Detection and Identification of Psychoactive Material Based on SPME-facilitated DART-MS-derived Headspace Chemical Signatures and Chemometrics”. This award was created to support graduate students who engage in research focused on the challenges of crime and justice in the United States. Congratulations Meghan!

Paper Accepted by Talanta


Allix and Samira’s paper entitled “A Chemometric Strategy for Forensic Analysis of Condom Residues: Identification and Marker Profiling of Condom Brands from Direct Analysis in Real Time-High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Chemical Signatures” was accepted by Talanta. This is Allix’s first first-author paper.

Kristen's research on LADI featured in article on mass spectrometry imaging techniques

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-ablation 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.

Musah Lab Presents at ASMS

 Professor Musah presenting her poster.

Professor Musah presenting her poster.

Professor Musah, Justine, and Kristen traveled to San Diego, CA to present at the 66th Annual Meeting for the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Kristen presented a talk titled “LADI of the Wood: Imaging of Small-Molecule Spatial Distributions in Endangered Wood Species by a Novel Ambient Ionization Imaging Technique”. Professor Musah and Justine presented posters entitled “Knot What You Think: Species Identification of Illegally-traded Woods by Direct Analysis in Real Time-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry” and “The Time He Dies as Told by Flies: Identification of Necrophagous Insects by DART-HRMS for Post Mortem Interval Estimation” respectively.

 Kristen giving her oral presentation on her research.

Kristen giving her oral presentation on her research.

 Justine presenting her poster.

Justine presenting her poster.

Allix Graduates from UAlbany

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!