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From the Chemistry Department

Livia Eberlin Receives 2020 IFCC Young Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Livia Eberlin is the recipient of the 2020 IFCC Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes and encourages the academic and professional development of a young investigator (under 40 years of age) who has demonstrated exceptional scientific achievements in Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine early in his/her...

Livia Eberlin Receives Curt Brunnée Award

Assistant Professor Livia Eberlin is the recipient of the 2020 Curt Brunnée Award. The award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of instrumentation for mass spectrometry by a person under the age of 45 at the time of the award. Eberlin will receive the award at the 23rd International Mass Spectrometry Conference in&nbs...

Livia Eberlin Receives AACC Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award

Assistant Professor Livia Eberlin is the recipient of the 2019 American Association for Clinical Chemistry Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator Award. This award recognizes the professional development of a young investigator who has shown outstanding scientific achievements in the field of clinical laboratory medicine e...

Livia Eberlin Receives ACS Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist

Assistant Professor Livia Eberlin is the recipient of the Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by a Young Analytical Scientist from the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry. The award recognizes and encourages outstanding contributions by a young analytical scientist. Eberlin will be presented...

Livia Eberlin Named Emerging Inventor of the Year

Assistant Professor Livia Eberlin is the Office of Technology Commercialization's Emerging Inventor of the Year. Her invention, the MasSpec Pen, is an automated and biocompatible handheld mass spectrometry device for rapid and non-destructive diagnosis of human cancer tissues.  Click here for the full article about the award.

Livia Eberlin Receives Changing the Face of STEM (CTFS) Mentoring Grant

Assistant Professor Livia Eberlin is the recipient of a Changing the Face of STEM (CTFS) mentoring grant from the L'Oréal USA For Women in Science program. The program supports former L'Oréal USA For Women in Science (FWIS) fellows in their efforts to inspire the next generation of girls in STEM. In 2014, Eberln receiv...

Livia Eberlin Named Science Super Hero

Assistant Professor Livia Eberlin has been named a Science Super Hero by Discovery Communications. Each month, Discovery awards those who use science to make a difference in their communities. Science Super Heroes are featured on the Science Channel the first Thursday of the month.

Chemistry Graduate Students Win First and Third Place in P&G Poster Competition

Congratulations to graduate students Marta Sans and Igor Kolesnichenko, winners in the 2016 P&G Poster Competition. Marta Sans and her winning posterMarta (Eberlin Group) placed first and will receive $1,000 and a trophy for her poster, “Molecular markers of serous ovarian cancer aggressiveness and surgical outcome by ambient ionization mass sp...

Eberlin Research Published in Cancer Research

Livia Eberlin's research group recently published a paper in the journal Cancer Research.  The manuscript describes the unprecedented discovery of a diagnostic lipid signature of oncocytic thyroid tumors characterized by an aberrant abundance and diversity of cardiolipin molecules, including several oxidized species. The authors show that bot...

Livia Eberlin Receives Grant from CPRIT

  Assistant Professor Livia Eberlin is a recipient of a $200,000 grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT). This new grant will support Dr. Eberlin's laboratory effort in developing advanced mass spectrometry technologies for preoperative molecular diagnosis of cancer. This particular project is b...

Welcome New Faculty - Carlos Baiz and Livia Eberlin

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to welcome our newest faculty members  - Drs.  Carlos Baiz and Livia Eberlin.   Carlos Baiz received his doctorate in chemistry from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2011 after receiving his bachelor's degree in chemistry from Michigan Technological University in 2005. ...