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2008 - Present Hanover College
Honors and Awards
2011 Summer REU Georgia Institute of Technology
I spent the summer of 2011 working in the Fernandez lab developing a protocol for identification of counterfeit anti-tuberculosis pharmaceuticals using different ambient ionization mass spectrometry techniques. Ionization sources such as electrospray ionization (ESI), desorption electrospray ionization (DESI), and direct analysis in real time (DART) were used. The development of a protocol by which sample TB drugs may be screened for counterfeiting will allow for the detection of the key compounds, harmful fillers, and may eventually lead to quantitative analysis of samples. My work aimed to maximize the detection of target compounds as a building block for further research.