Wood Group Alumni

Ph.D. Students

1.      Electrospray Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry (FTMS) of Synthetic Oligomers by E. Peter Maziarz, III, August 1999.  Current position:  Director of Analytical Services, Ethicon, Somerville, NJ.

2.      Pharmaceutical Applications of Electrospray Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Mass Spectrometry (FTMS) by Sarah A. Lorenz, March 2000.  Current position:  Technical Journal Editor, American Chemical Society, Columbus, OH.

3.      Structural Studies of Glucokinase from Bacillus stearothermophilus using Trapped Ion Mass Spectrometry by Craig P. Dufresne, April 2000.  Current position:  Technical Instructor, ThermoFisher, West Palm Beach, FL.

4.      Development of Polyaniline Coated Nanoelectrospray Emitters for Mass Spectrometry by Thomas P. White, October 2002.  Current position:  Analytica, Branford, CT.

5.      The Use of Modern Mass Spectrometry in the Analysis of Polyaniline by Anthony R. Dolan, May 2003. 

6.      Electrospray and MALDI Mass Spectrometry Analysis of Biological and Pharmaceutical Compounds for Proteomics and Drug Discovery by Paul M. Bigwarfe, Jr., July 2003.  Current position:  Senior Research Analytical Chemist, Hospira, Lake Forest, IL.

7.      Development of Low-Flow Electrospray Ionization for Detection of Neuropeptides by Douglas R. Smith.  Current position:  Private Patent Law practice, Buffalo, NY.

8.      Development of Nanoelectrospray and Application to Protein Research and Drug Discovery by Cheng Zhao, February 2005.  Current position:  Senior Scientist, Abbott Laboratories, Abbott Park, IL. Co-advisor: Stanley Bruckenstein.

9.      The Development of Novel MALDI and Nanoelectrospray Mass Spectrometry Methods for the Improved Analysis of Proteins and Peptides by Neerav D. Padliya, April 2005.  Current position:  Research Scientist, Celgene Cellular Therapeutics, Summit, NJ.

10.  The Development of Mass Spectrometric Techniques in the Analysis of Biomarkers and Compounds of Pharmaceutical and Environmental Interest by Daniel J. Higbee, March 2006.  Current position:  Postdoc, Medical University of South Carolina, Charleston, SC.

11.  The Use of Mass Spectrometry in Biomarker Discovery and Molecule Identification by William L. Wood, May 2006.  Current position:  Associate Scientist, Abraxis Pharmaceutical, Grand Island, NY.

12.  Nanoelectrospray Mass Spectrometry for Molecular Non-Covalent Interactions and Proteomics by Honghai Jiang, May 2006.  Current position:  Manager, Proteomics Core Facility, University of Southern California, Los Angeles, CA.

13.  Bioanalytical Applications of Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry for Proteome and Biomarker Analysis by Christopher Lane Pennington, May 2006.  Current position:  Sr. Research Analytical Chemist, Abbott Laboratories, North Chicago, IL.

14.  The Development of New Nanoelectrospray Techniques and a Noble Stable Isotope Labeling Method for Bioanalyticaal Mass Spectrometry by Yong Seok Choi, July 2007.  Current position:  Postdoc, University of Delaware, Dept. of Chemical Engineering.

15.  Fate and Transport of Persistent Tetracycline Residues in the Environmentby Pankaj Kulshrestha, August 2007.  Current position:  Postdoc, Yale University, Dept. of Chemical Engineering. Co-advisor: Rossman F. Giese, Jr.


M.A. Students

         1.   Two-Dimensional FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry by Xuling Gao, December 1996.  Current position:  MetLife, New Britain, CT.

      2.   Peptide Mapping of the Active Site of Adenylate Kinase by High Performance Liquid Chromatography and Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry by Sajid Bashir, January 1997.  Current position:  Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, Texas A&M University, Kingsville, TX.

      3.   Quantitation of Biomolecules by External Electrospray Ionization Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry by Henry R. Padley, July 1997.

4.      A Study of Myoglobin Utilizing FT-ICR Mass Spectrometry by Michael J. Cieslak, January 1999.

5.      The Effects of Ethanol on the Solution Phase Dynamics of Fluorescein-Labeled Calmodulin by Meagan A. Doody, July 1999 (co-advisor w/ F. V. Bright).

6.      Mass Spectrometry for the Chemical Structure Determination of Silicone Oligomers by David B. Berman September 2003.



1.      Gisela D. Cymes (Ph.D. University of Buenos Aires).  Current position:  Postdoc, Dept. of Physiology, University of Illinois, Urbana, IL.

2.      William L. Wood (Ph.D. University at Buffalo, see below).  Current position:  Abraxis Pharmaceutical, Grand Island, NY.


Visiting Scientists

1.      Professore Giuseppe Fanciulli, Dept. of Internal Medicine, University of Sassari, Sassari, Italy, July-Sept 2005.

2.      Professor Ewa C. Pater, Dept. of Chemistry, State University of New York, Plattsburgh, NY, July-Dec 2006.

Updated: October 23, 2008, TDW.