Musah Lab presents at NERM

Dr. Musah, Samira, Daman, Kristen, Cameron, Meghan, Allix, Megan and Amy traveled to Saratoga Springs, NY to present at the 42nd Northeastern Regional Meeting of the American Chemical Society. Dr. Musah, Samira, Daman, Kristen, Cameron, Meghan, Megan and Amy presented talks titled “What’s Eating You? – A DART-HRMS and Statistical Analysis Approach to Species Identification of Maggots Colonizing Decomposing Remains for PMI Determination”, “Utility of a Hierarchical Strategy in Differentiation of Hallucinogenic Plant Species within the Nightshade Family Using Direct Analysis in Real Time-High Resolution Mass Spectrometric Data”, “Computational Study Investigating the Reaction Mechanisms, Energetics and Kinetics of the Gas-Phase Reactions of S-methyl Methanesulfinothioate (Dimethyl Thiosulfinate) with OH and Cl Radicals – Atmospheric Chemistry Implications”, “Into the Woods: Mapping the Spatial Distributions of Small Molecules in Endangered Wood Species by Laser Ablation Direct Analysis in Real Time Imaging-Mass Spectrometry (LADI-MS)”, “Touch Chemistry Biometrics to Link Compounds of Forensic Relevance to Individuals by Mass Spectrometric Imaging Analysis of Latent Fingermarks”, “Knock on Wood: Detection and Identification of Illegally-traded Endangered Woods by Mass Spectral Techniques”, “Tripping into the World of Hallucinogenic Plants – The Quantification of Salvinorin A in Salvia divinorum by Direct Analysis in Real Time-High Resolution Mass Spectrometry”, and “Advances in Forensic Entomology: The Chemometric Processing of DART-HRMS Chemical Signatures for Species Identification of Beetles that Colonize Human Remains” respectively. Allix presented a poster titled “Condom-derived Trace Evidence Identification: An Approach Using Direct Analysis in Real Time – High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Chemometrics”. Dr. Musah also organized and chaired a session on Data Fusion and Processing in Forensic Science Analysis: Innovations and Future Directions.

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!