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"Metabolomics and Molecular Imaging of Complex Biological Systems"

Facundo Fernández, Ph.D.

School of Chemistry & Biochemistry
Georgia Tech

Facundo Fernández joined the faculty of the School of Chemistry and Biochemistry at the Georgia Institute of Technology in January 2004. Since then, he has published 73 articles in peer-reviewed journals and 4 book chapters. His research is in the area of analytical mass spectrometry, with special emphasis on ambient ionization and imaging, ion mobility instrumentation, forensics, and metabolomics-based diagnostics. His work has been featured in Chemical & Engineering News, Analytical Chemistry, Nature, The New Scientist, Science, the BBC and the New York Times, among others. His peer-reviewed work has been showcased on the covers of the Chemical Reviews and the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Interdisciplinary work with collaborators has been on the covers of Journal of Chemical Ecology, PLoS Medicine, Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry, and Lancet Infectious Diseases. He received his Ph.D. in 1999 from the University of Buenos Aires, Argentina. During his tenure as an assistant professor, he received 6 awards including the NSF CAREER award. During his tenure as an associate professor he received 5 awards, including the Ron A. Hites award from the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. In 2008, he was invited to join the editorial advisory board of The Analyst, a publication of the Royal Society of Chemistry. In 2011, he was invited as a member of the National Academies' committee on technology assessment for demilitarization applications. He is currently a standing member of the EBIT NIH study section and of the scientific advisory committee of Oxford University's Worldwide Antimalarial Resistance Network. During his tenure at Georgia Tech, he has been invited to give 47 talks at conferences, and 46 talks at universities, companies or interest groups. He is the co-chair of the Atlanta-Athens Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group. He reviews approximately 20 manuscripts per year for journals such as Analytical Chemistry, The Analyst, Trends in Analytical Chemistry, Journal of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry, Mass Spectrometry Reviews, Journal of the American Chemical Society, Angewandte Chemie, PNAS, etc.


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