July 1, 2016, Miami, FL
Our own Raul Villacob Jaraba defended his MS thesis. Congrats to Raul for the good work and welcome to the PhD program at FIU.
June 5-9, 2016, San Antonio, Texas
Dr. Fernandez-Lima assisted with all the graduate students who showed their work at the 64th Conference on Mass Spectrometry organized by the American Society of Mass Spectrometry. We would like to thank the organizing committee, all the presenters, vendors, and assistants for a great event, and to the city of San Antonio for a warm welcome and a wonderful time.
June 4, 2016, San Antonio, Texas
Dr. Fernandez-Lima gave a talk as keynote speaker at the launch of the commercial version of the TIMS-MS platform at the Bruker Workshop.
April 22, 2016, UF, Gainesville
Kendra Adams wins Second place in the Biology category!!!
Congratulations to our graduate students for presenting at the Statewide Symposium held at the University of Florida: Kendra Adams, Anthony Castellanos, and Camilo Molano.
April 27, 2016, Miami
Congratulations to our undergraduate student Dennise Montero for winning the Zaida C. Morales-Martinez and Howard E. Moore Chemistry Awards at the 11th Annual Southeast Cell Science Undergraduate Research Symposium.
April 1, 2016, FIU, Miami
Congratulations to our graduate students for winning first place at the Graduate Symposium: Kendra Adams in the category of Oral Presentation in Chemistry, Anthony Castellanos for Poster in Chemistry, and Camilo Molano for Poster in Biology and Biochemistry.
March 30-31, 2016, FIU, Miami
Congratulations to our undergrad students Dennise Montero, Rebecca Marin, Cindy Li, and Jeremy Castro for their presentation at the 2016 Conference for Undergraduate Research at FIU - CURFIU.
March 28-31, 2016, FIU, Miami
Congratulations to all the graduate students for their presentations at the 2016 Graduate Student Appreciation Week Symposium.
March 3-4, 2016, FIU, Miami
Kendra Adams, Alyssa Garabedian, Anthony Castellanos, and Camilo Molano presented oral presentations at the 18th Annual Biomedical and Comparative Immunology (BCI) Symposium. Jeremy Castro presented a poster in the category of Undergraduate Students. Congratulations to all of the presenters.
January 21 - 24, 2016. Tampa, Florida.
Congratulations to Alyssa Garabedian for getting a ASMS fellowship and presenting her poster “Folding pathways of the DNA binding protein HMGA2: AT-hook peptide-DNA complexes”, ASMS Sanibel Conference “Characterization of Protein Therapeutics by Mass Spectrometry”.
December 15-20, 2015, Honolulu.
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented “HDX-TIMS-MS reveals kinetic intermediates of globin proteins” in the Session “Advances in Analytical Ion Mobility Separations” and “Understanding solar induced transformation of crude oils using high resolution ion mobility spectrometry coupled to FT-ICR MS” in the Session “Symposium on Petroleomics: Molecular Level Understanding of Petroleum for Environmental Science and Petroleum Engineering” at the THE INTERNATIONAL CHEMICAL CONGRESS OF PACIFIC BASIN SOCIETIES, December 15-20, 2015, Honolulu.
December 8, 2015.
Congratulations to Raul Villacob for passing the MS research proposal examination.
December 7, 2015.
Congratulations to Kendra Adams for passing the PhD candidacy exam.
November 30, 2015.
Congratulations to Anthony Castellanos for passing the PhD research proposal examination.
December 3rd, 2015,
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the invited talk “Unwinding the biological complexity: Mass spectrometry-based technologies for surface interrogation and structural assignment” at the Department of Chemistry at the New Mexico State University.
November 12, 2015
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the invited talk “Development of mass spectrometry-based technologies for surface interrogation and structural assignment” at the Department of Chemistry at the Florida State University.
October 5th, 2015
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the invited talk “From Solution to the Gas-Phase: Characterization of Kinetic Intermediates of Biomolecules. What Can We Learn on the Structure and Dynamics from Single Molecule Studies?” at the Department of Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill.
September 13-18, 2015
Congratulation to Anthony Castellanos for getting the SIMS travel award and for the oral presentation of “Drug Delivery Mapping in Cancer Cells using Subcellular Topological Markers and 3D-TOF-SIMS” at the 20th International Conference on Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry, Seattle, September 13-18, 2015. Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the talk “3D-SIMS Characterization of Dictyostelium Discoideum during Chemotaxis”, and served as “FIB-SIMS + MeV SIMS” session chair and as a member of the international scientific committee.
August 7th, 2015, Miami, FL
Congratulations to Teddie O’Connor from M.A.S.T. Academy for participating in the 6-week Summer Research Internship program under Anthony Castellanos. Teddie’s project focused on using mass spectrometry imaging for 3D molecular mapping.
July 26-29, 2015
Congratulation to Dr. Fernandez-Lima for being elected Board Member of the International Society for Ion Mobility Spectrometry at the ISIMS 2015 conference in Cordoba, Spain. Dr. Fernandez-Lima gave an oral presentation on “Steps towards direct structural assignment of single compounds in complex mixtures using gas-phase, post-ionization separation and theoretical tools”.
July 24, 2015
Congratulation to Jasmine Cheeves (mentored by Alyssa Garabedian) and Alessandra Elisa Thomsen (mentored by Paolo Benigni) for their presentations “Analyzing Bacterial Topoisomerase I to Study Lysine Acetylation using nanoESI-TIMS-MS” and “Study of the photo-oxidation pathways of the C13H9N series of the water accommodated fraction of crude oil with ion mobility spectrometry coupled to FT-ICR MS” at the Florida International University, Research Experience for Undergraduates Symposium, July 24, 2015.
May 12, 2015
Congratulations to Alyssa Garabedian (1.0/5.4, perfect score!!!) and Camilo Molano (1.15/5.4) on receiving the Student Summer Research Award of the 2015 Biomedical Research Initiative for their proposals “Folding pathways of the DNA binding protein HMGA2” and “Study of the conformational dynamics and kinetic intermediates of knotted proteins”.
May 31 - June 4, 2015
63rd ASMS Conference
Anthony Castellanos (poster), Paolo Benigni (oral) and Dr. Fernandez-Lima (oral) will be attending 2015 ASMS meeting. Congratulation to Anthony and Paolo on receiving the ASMS student travel support.
May 7-9, 2015
Kendra Adams, Alyssa Garabedian, Anthony Castellanos, Camilo Molano, Paolo Benigni and Dr. Fernandez-Lima will be given oral presentations at the FAME 2015 meeting.
May 1, 2015
University of Miami
Dr. Fernandez-Lima was invited and gave the talk “Mass Spectrometry Based Tools for Biological Surface Interrogation and Structural/Conformational Assignment: Unwinding the Biological Complexity” at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine.
April 24, 2015
Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium, Orlando
Congratulations to Kendra Adams for the poster presentation “Fast Separation, Identification and Quantification of Biological Compounds in Single Cells” at the Statewide Graduate Student Research Symposium in Orlando at the University of the Central Florida as winner at the GSAW Chemistry 2015.
April 6-7, 2015
Kendra Adams, Alyssa Garabedian, Anthony Castellanos, Camilo Molano, and Paolo Benigni presented their research projects at the FIU GSAW 2015 meeting. Congratulations to Kendra Adams for obtaining the 1st place in the Chemistry category and to Camilo Molano for obtaining the 2nd place in the Biology and Biochemistry category.
April 12-16, 2015
10th FT MS Conference
Congratulations to Paolo Benigni and Raul Villacob on receiving a student award fellowship to assist the 10th North American FT MS Conference
and present their work on “Targeted high resolution ion mobility separation coupled to ultra high resolution mass spectrometry of endocrine disruptors in complex mixtures” and “development of ultra-high resolution mass spectrometry tools for surface analysis”, respectively. Congratulations to Paolo Benigni on receiving a 2015 FTMS student award.
March 17, 2015
Congrats to Christopher Harrilal for his poster presentation “Conformational kinetics study of MP-11 using TIMS-MS and molecular dynamics” at the FIU-URC Conference
March 10, 2015
Dr. Fernandez-Lima was invited to present recent group findings on “Kinetic Intermediates of Peptides and Proteins using HDX-TIMS-MS” at the Celebrating Diversity through Diverse Analytical Chemistry session at the PITTCON 2015.
March 3, 2015
Texas A&M University
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented “Challenges during biological surfaces interrogation and structural/conformational assignment”
at the Chemistry Department seminar series of Texas A&M University.
March 2, 2015
Congratulations to Anthony Castellanos for receiving a NRC PhD Fellowship.
February 22-27, 2015
Gordon Research Conference,
Dr. Fernandez-Lima received a Carl Storm Underrepresented Minority (CSURM) Fellowship to present his work at the 2015 Gordon Research Conference: Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics & Reactions
January 22-25, 2015
Sanibel Conference: Security and Forensic Applications of Mass Spectrometry, Clearwater Beach, FL
Graduate student Alan McKenzie received an ASMS Fellowship to present his work at the 2015 Sanibel Conference: Security and Forensic Applications of Mass Spectrometry.
November 11-13, 2014
Yale University, Dpt of Mechanical Engineering
Dr. Fernandez-Lima was invited to give a seminar on “Challenges in biological surfaces interrogation and structural assignment using mass spectrometry based technologies” by Dr. Juan Fernandez de la Mora.
ASMS-Fall Workshop, Seattle (WA)
Paolo Benigni received an ASMS fellowship to attend the ASMS 2014 Fall Workshop on Ion Mobility Spectrometry. Congratulations!
October 19-22, 2014
University of Albany, Dpt of Chemistry
Dr. Fernandez-Lima was invited to give a seminar on “Isomerization kinetics of peptides and proteins: from solution to the gas-phase” by the RNA Institute.
October 16-18, 2014
FIU McNair Scholars Research Conference,
Congratulations to Stefanie Alvarado and Chris Harrilal who presented their research “Development of gas-phase pre-separation tools for higher sensitivity in the molecular characterization of biodiesel mixtures” and “Conformational kinetics study of MP-11 using TIMS-MS and molecular dynamics”, respectively. Congratulations to Stephanie who won 2nd place
for poster presentation in Natural Science.
August 8, 2014
2014 5th annual FIU Summer Research Internship Program
Congratulation to Ellen Gall (“Mass Spectrometry based Molecular Imaging of Purified Proteins”) and Daniel Gimeno (“FTICR Analysis of Oils”) for their presentations at the Florida International University Summer Research Internship Mini-Symposium after the summer internship in our laboratory.
August 1, 2014
2014 REU Program
Congratulations to Alaina McDonnell (University of Tampa) and to Cynthia McCord (University of West Florida) for her poster presentations “Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Torpedo Californica Electric Organ Using MALDI FT-ICR MS” and “Desorption Electrospray Ionization (DESI) for the interrogation of Torpedo Californica electric organ tissue” after 8 weeks of research internship in our laboratory.
ISIMS 2014, Ashville (NC)
Alan McKenzie, Paolo Benigni, Camilo Molano, Dr Emily Schenk and Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented oral presentations at the ISIMS 2014 meeting. Congratulations to all of the presenters.
ASMS 2014, Baltimore
Kendra Adams, Alyssa Garabedian and Dr Fernandez-Lima attended the ASMS 2014 conference. Congratulation to Kendra and Alyssa for their poster presentations. Dr. Fernandez –Lima organized and chaired the Mass Spectrometry Imaging session.
PhD McKnight Fellowship
Congratulations to Alan McKenzie for receiving a four year PhD fellowship from the McNight Foundation.
GSAW 2014, Miami
Alan McKenzie, Paolo Benigni, Camilo Molano, Kendra Adams and Alyssa Garabedian presented orals at the GSAW meeting. Congratulation to Alan McKenzie for obtaining the second prize!!!!
May 9-10, 2014
FAME 2014, Tampa
Alan McKenzie, Paolo Benigni, Camilo Molano, Kendra Adams, Alyssa Garabedian and Raul Villacob presented their research projects at the FAME 2014 meeting.
April 30-May 1, 2014
International Forensic Research Institute Annual Symposium 2014
Alan McKenzie and Kendra Adams presented within the “Emerging Forensic Techniques” oral session at the 2014 Annual IFRI meeting. Alan presented his work entitled: “Unambiguous Trace Explosives Characterization: Challenges and Perspectives” and Kendra gave a talk about “Dictyostelium discoideum as a Model for Cell Response and Accumulation Studies”.
April 14-16, 2014
Desorption 2014, Montreal
Dr. Fernandez-Lima gave an oral presentation “Mass spectrometry imaging of Dictyostelium Discoideum cells” at the Desorption 2014 meeting.
February 21-22, 2014
FURC 2014, Miami
Undergraduate students Alexa Blanco, Stephanie Alvarado, Anthony Castellanos, Raul Villacob, Frederic Nau, Chris Harrilal, Raybel Almeida, Genevieve Gozo and Krystal Diaz presented their posters on “Study of the lipid distribution on brain section of Tadarida brasiliensis using Mass Spectrometry Imaging”, “Development of gas-phase pre-separation tools for higher sensitivity in the molecular characterization of biodiesel mixtures”, “Structural Characterization of Polycyclic Aromatic Hydrocarbons using TIMS-MS”, “Development of Novel Interrogation Tools for Mass Spectrometry Imaging”, “Macromolecular differentiation of melanoma cells using high resolution mass spectrometry”, “Conformational kinetics study of MP-11 using TIMS-MS and molecular dynamics”, “Characterization of Holo- and Apo- Myoglobin conformational dynamics”, “Characterization of the AT-Hook Motifs of HMGA2”, Towards lipid analysis using secondary ion mass spectrometry at the single cell level” respectively.
February 13-15, 2014
FGLSAMP EXPO 2014 (undergraduate student poster), Jacksonville
Undergraduate student Alexa Blanco presented her poster “Study of the lipid distribution on brain section of Tadarida brasiliensis using Mass Spectrometry Imaging”.
August 4-8, 2013
Microscopy and Microanalysis 2013, Indianapolis, Indiana
Dr. Daniel DeBord, Dr. Emily Schenk and Dr. Fernandez-Lima traveled to Indianapolis to give oral presentations at the annual Microscopy and Microanalysis meeting. Congratulations to all of the presenters.
ISIMS 2013, Boppard, Germany
Dr. Daniel DeBord, Dr. Emily Schenk and Dr. Fernandez-Lima traveled to Boppard, Germany to give oral presentations at the ISIMS annual meeting. Congratulations to all of the presenters.
July 13-17, 2013
9th European Biophysics Congress, Lisbon, Portugal
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the talk “Study of conformational dynamics of hexa-coordinated hemoglobins using TIMS-MS”.
June 9-13, 2013
61st Annual Conference ASMS, Minneapolis, MN
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the talk “Protein conformational dynamics studies using TIMS-MS and theoretical calculations”.
April 7-11, 2013,
245th ACS National Meeting, New Orleans, LA
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the talk “Analysis of complex mixtures of heteroatom hydrocarbons using TIMS-MS”.
March 13-15, 2013
FIU Forensic Workshop (undergraduate student poster)
Alan McKenzie presented his poster “High resolution gas-phase, MS-based post-ionization separation for molecular imaging and conformational dynamics”.
March 4-5, 2013
FLAVSM-FSM Orlando, FL
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the talk “Multi-probe Imaging alternatives for Mass Spectrometry based bio-imaging.”
July 20-27, 2012
21st International Conference on Ion Mobility Spectrometry, Orlando, FL
Dr. Fernandez-Lima presented the talk “Ion Dynamics and current challenges in TIMS-MS”.