Chemistry Professor earns international recognition

The American Society for Mass Spectrometry has named Dr. Francisco Fernandez-Lima, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry and Cellular Biology and Pharmacology, as an “Emerging Investigator”. This recent, international recognition was published in the “Emerging Investigators” focus section contained within the issue of the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (JASMS), which highlights the exciting work being carried out by just some of the outstanding young researchers working today in the field of mass spectrometry.

Professor Fernandez-Lima

The following is an excerpt from the article:

"Francisco Fernandez-Lima is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Department of Cellular Biology and Pharmacology at Florida International University. He earned B.Sc. (2001) and M.Sc. (2003) degrees in Nuclear Physics from the Institute for Applied Science and Technology, Havana, Cuba, and a Ph.D. in 2006 from Pontific Catholic University in Río de Janeiro, Brazil. He then pursued postdoctoral research in the Department of Physical Chemistry at the Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil from 2006 to 2007 and in the Department of Chemistry at Texas A&M University from 2007 to 2010. From 2010 to 2012, he was a NIH K99 award (2010–2012) prior to joining FIU in 2012. One of the research objectives of the Fernandez-Lima laboratory is the development of fast separation/identification techniques that can be easily implemented for the analysis of complex biological mixtures (e.g., gas-phase, post-ionization separation in ion mobility spectrometry, and mass spectrometry) and the study of the conformational space of molecular ions for structural elucidation."

Congratulations to Dr. Fernandez-Lima!

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