About ASMS

About Member-at-Large for Education

The Member-at-Large (MAL) for Education serves a two-year term. Duties and responsibilities include:

  1. Chairs the Education Committee;
  2. Makes recommendations to the Board regarding short course offerings and content;
  3. Has organizational responsibilities for the Fall Workshop and makes recommendations for content and organizer(s); 
  4. Considers and recommends educational initiatives such as educational brochures and books.

Return to Board of Directors Election page to learn about other roles and their nominees.

Candidates for Member-at-Large Education

MAL Education - Elyssia Gallagher Photo

Elyssia S. Gallagher

Baylor University

Candidate Statement
I have appreciated the scientific discussions and training provided by ASMS since I became involved with the society as a postdoctoral research associate. As a new faculty member, I realized the value of this community, which provided support and encouragement as I developed my independent research program. It is an honor to have the opportunity to serve ASMS in the role of Member at Large for Education to continue to provide opportunities for training and educating both new and established scientists. 

Elyssia S. Gallagher, B.S. in Chemistry and Molecular & Cellular Biology (University of Arizona); Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (University of Arizona with Dr. Craig Aspinwall); National Research Council Postdoctoral Research Associate (National Institute of Standards & Technology with Dr. Jeffrey Hudgens). Dr. Elyssia Gallagher is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry at Baylor University (Waco, Texas). 

Dr. Gallagher’s research focuses on the development and application of novel tools and methodologies to characterize glycans, proteins, and their binding interactions. The Gallagher group has developed an innovative toolbox of H/D exchange (HDX) methods, applied during electrospray ionization (ESI), to label rapidly exchanging functional groups, such as hydroxyls. These methods have been utilized to characterize the conformations and dynamics of solvated carbohydrates. The use of ESI for HDX-labeling resulted in the Gallagher group exploring fundamentals of analyte ionization. Specifically, they use a combination of molecular dynamics simulations and ESI-mass spectrometry (MS) to develop a molecular perspective of carbohydrate and protein ionization by ESI. These studies support their ongoing carbohydrate analyses and native-MS studies for characterizing proteins and protein-carbohydrate complexes.

Dr. Gallagher has chaired scientific sessions, workshops, and discussion groups at ASMS, the International Conference on H/D Exchange-MS, the Gordon Research Conference on Gaseous Ions: Structures, Energetics, and Reactions, and the Advancing Mass Spectrometry for Biophysics and Structural Biology Meeting. These sessions covered topics on Innovations in H/D Exchange-MS, Native MS, Gaseous Biomolecules, and Coupling Simulations with MS. Dr. Gallagher is a member of ASMS, ACS, the International Society for H/D Exchange-Mass Spectrometry, and the American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology. She has participated as an Early Career Reviewer for an NIH Study Section. She served as a board member for the International Society for H/D Exchange-Mass Spectrometry (2019-2022) and is currently an Editorial Board Member for Journal of Mass Spectrometry and an Early Career Board Member for Analytical Chemistry

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Ryan R. Julian

University of California, Riverside

Candidate Statement
ASMS is, simply put, the best research society around. The people, the meetings, the resources- all are top notch, and the value for cost is unparalleled by any other society. In order to maintain that status, we need to continue to reach out to the next generation and provide opportunities for them to learn about the wonders of mass spectrometry. At the same time, education does not stop for the rest of us. A primary purpose for ASMS to exist is the continuing education and elevation of all members. As Member at Large for Education, I hope to give back to the Society that has given me so much and I commit to ensuring that educational opportunities are accessible for all members and potential members.

Ryan R. Julian, B.S. in Chemistry (University of Utah); Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry (California Institute of Technology with Jack Beauchamp); NIH Postdoctoral Fellow (Indiana University with David Clemmer and Martin Jarrold). Dr. Julian is currently a Professor in the Chemistry Department at the University of California, Riverside (UCR).

Dr. Julian has broad research interests including three-dimensional molecular structure ranging from small molecules to protein assemblies, isomers, radical chemistry, photoactivation, noncovalent interactions, and chirality. His research group focuses on developing novel mass-spectrometry based approaches to expand our understanding of biology. For example, his lab has led recent studies revealing how isomerization in long-lived proteins relates to age-related diseases such as Alzheimer’s disease. His research has been reported in ~140 peer-reviewed publications and patents. His work has been funded by NSF and NIH.

Dr. Julian has been a member of ASMS since 2000. He was awarded the Biemann Medal in 2017, received an ASMS Research Award in 2006, and received the Best Student Paper Award in Fundamental Chemistry at the ASMS national meeting in 2001. He has served on the Asilomar Conference organizing committee, currently serves as an Editorial Board Member for the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, co-organized the 2014 Sanibel Conference on Ion Activation, and has organized and chaired many sessions at annual ASMS conferences. He was selected as one of the inaugural Best JASMS Reviewers in 2010, He has served on the Features Advisory Panel for Analytical Chemistry and as a guest editor for the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry. He also co-organized the 2015 UPPCON meeting on Electron Capture and Transfer Dissociation. He currently serves as the Graduate Advisor for the Chemistry Department and previously served as the Chair of the Graduate Council at UCR and is actively involved in the education of graduate and undergraduate students.