|Prof. David Da Yong Chen|
|Professor, Faculty of Science|
|Associate Member, Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics in the Faculty of Medicine|
Prof. David Da Yong Chen received his Ph.D. in Chemistry in 1993 from the University of Alberta, where he also received postdoctoral training in Chemistry and the Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases. In July 1994, he joined the faculty of the Chemistry Department at the University of British Columbia, where he is currently a Full Professor in the Faculty of Science, as well as an Associate Member of the Department of Anesthesiology, Pharmacology & Therapeutics in the Faculty of Medicine. In December 2013, he was appointed Distinguished Guest Professor at the Jiangsu Collaborative Innovation Center of Biomedical Functional Materials, Nanjing Normal University. Dr. Chen’s research interests include investigation of principles of fluid migration and chemical separation, development of novel separation methods and purification systems, and coupling micro separation systems to mass spectrometry. Dr. Chen was given the 2002 Royal Society of Chemistry (RSC) Award in Analytical Separation Methods, and the 2003 Charles McDowell Award for Excellence in Research, a gold medal given to the most outstanding young scientist at UBC. For his contribution in analytical chemistry, Dr. Chen received the W. A. E. McBryde Medal and the Maxxam Award from the Canadian Society for Chemistry in 2008 and 2015, respectively.
|Dr. Blanca H. Lapizco-Encinas|
|Editor in Chief, Electrophoresis, Wiley|
|Microscale Bioseparations Laboratory|
|Biomedical Engineering Department|
|Rochester Institute of Technology|
Blanca H. Lapizco-Encinas is a Professor and a founding Faculty at the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the Rochester Institute of Technology. Her current research efforts are focused on the development of electrokinetic-based microdevices that would answer the needs of a wide array of applications; from cell assessments for clinical/biomedical applications to food safety and environmental monitoring. Her research work has been funded by the NSF and other funding agencies in the US and Mexico. Her research efforts have received awards from the Mexican Academy of Sciences and the L’OREAL for Women in Science program. The research findings from her group have been published in numerous peer-reviewed journals articles and presented at many international conferences. She serves as Editor-in-Chief for the Journal ELECTROPHORESIS and has served as Vice-President and Councilor for the AES Electrophoresis Society. She has organized several conferences including the Annual AES Meeting @ Scix and the International Symposium on Electroseparation and Liquid Phase-Separation Techniques Meeting. Dr. Lapizco-Encinas received her B.S. and MS degrees in Chemical Engineering in Mexico, and her Ph.D. also in Chemical Engineering from the University of Cincinnati. Prior to joining RIT, she was a post-doctoral researcher at Sandia National Laboratories, and held positions at Tennessee Tech. in the US, and Tecnológico de Monterrey and CINVESTAV-Monterrey in Mexico.
|Dr. Susan M. Lunte|
|Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry|
|Director of the Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry|
|Director of the NIH COBRE Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways|
|University of Kansas|
Susan M. Lunte is the Ralph N. Adams Distinguished Professor of Chemistry and Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Director of the Adams Institute for Bioanalytical Chemistry, and Director of the NIH COBRE Center for Molecular Analysis of Disease Pathways at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS. She received a B.S. degree in chem¬istry from Kala-mazoo College and a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry in 1984 from Purdue Univer¬sity. Dr. Lunte served as an associate editor and then Editor-in-Chief of Analytical Methods between 2009-2017 and is currently on the Editorial Board of the Analyst. From 2013-2018 she was a member of the NIH Instrumentation and Systems Development Study Section and served as Chair in 2017-18. Dr. Lunte is a Fellow of the RSC, AAPS, ACS, AAAS and AIMBE. She was named one of the Top 100 Influential Analytical Chemists by Analytical Scientist and was a recent recipient of the ANACHEM Award. Last year she was a visiting Faculty Fellow Paris Tech in France and at the University of Tasmania in Australia. Dr. Lunte’s research interests includes the development of new methodologies for separation and detec¬tion of peptides, amino acids, neuro¬trans¬mitters and pharmaceuticals in biological fluids. This includes separation-based sensors for the continuous monitoring of drugs and neurotransmitters in freely roaming animals and new methodologies for the determination of reactive oxygen and nitrogen species in cells.