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


Livia Schiavinato Eberlin

Baylor College of Medicine

Candidate Statement
I have been involved with the ASMS from a young age; first attending as the daughter of a scientist passionate about mass spectrometry, later as a student and postdoctoral researcher, and now as an independent scientist and professor. I love everything about ASMS – the conferences where I have had some of the best memories of my career; the JASMS publications through which I can follow my colleagues exciting research; and the relationships and networking opportunities ASMS has provided. Serving in the board would be an honor and an incredible venue to continue with my commitment of promoting and disseminating mass spectrometry to the broader scientific community. 

Livia Schiavinato Eberlin received her B.S. in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas in 2008. In 2012, she received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University under the supervision of Prof. R. Graham Cooks, where she contributed to the development of desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry imaging for tissue imaging and cancer diagnosis. She then pursued her postdoctoral research at Stanford University under the mentorship of Prof. Richard N. Zare, where she continued to apply mass spectrometry imaging and advanced statistical analyses methods in cancer research. Prof. Eberlin started her independent career as an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin in 2016. She recently moved to Baylor College of Medicine where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery. 

Prof. Eberlin’s research program centers around the development and application of direct mass spectrometry technologies in health-related research, with a particular focus on disease detection and diagnosis to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. Her research team primarily develops and applies mass spectrometry imaging assays and the MasSpec Pen technology to investigate metabolic markers related to disease development and further translate these methods to the clinic for use in clinical diagnostics and surgical margin evaluation.  
Prof. Eberlin is passionate and committed to mentorship, scientific education, and efforts related to promoting diversity and inclusion within the scientific community. She has been involved with many mentorship efforts for unrepresentative minorities throughout her career including HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program at Stanford University and the NSF REU program at UT Austin. She has been actively engaged with the L’Oréal for Women in Science Program and the AAAS for many years where she has lead efforts related to advancing representation of women in Science. She has also been an active member of several scientific communities, including ACS, BrMASS, and MSACL, where she served as a member of the Scientific Committee. She has been a member of ASMS for over a decade, and was recently delighted to serve as the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.  


Timothy J. Garrett

University of Florida

Candidate Statement
I have been an active member of ASMS since 2002 and it is the most important organization in my scientific career. I would like to serve on the board to give back to the society that has meant so much to my career development. I specifically would like to provide opportunities to connect both young and experienced scientists as we shape the future of ASMS.

Timothy J. Garrett received his BS in Chemistry from the University of Georgia (thesis with Dr. Jonathan Amster) and his MS and PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Florida with Dr. Richard A Yost.  Dr. Garrett is currently an Associate Professor and Chief of the Division of Experimental Pathology in the Department of Pathology, Immunology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Florida. He is also Associate Director of the NIH Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics.

Dr. Garrett’s research interests include the development of technologies and applications related to metabolomics and lipidomics using mass spectrometry and in particular high-resolution mass spectrometry and their translation to clinical research/diagnostics.   Work in his group has helped to define the interaction of a key microbe in relation to kidney stone development, the urinary metabolomic patterns associated with prostate cancer, prostatitis and BPH, the use of tryptophan and kynurenine in monitoring success or failure of organ transplantation, the metabolic and lipidomic alterations in X-linked rare diseases, the post chemotherapy health and wellbeing of breast cancer survivors, and the metabolic characteristics of canine diabetes.  He also led the development of LipidMatch and Iterative Exclusion MS/MS.  His work has resulted in over 100 peer-reviewed publications and book chapters with over 3000 citations.  

Dr. Garrett has organized and chaired sessions on the application of mass spectrometry at several ASMS Conferences and has served on the ASMS program committee as the Imaging Mass Spectrometry, Clinical Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics Interest Group Coordinator.  He co-taught the Imaging Mass Spectrometry short course at ASMS from 2010-2013 and has co-taught “Applications of High Resolution Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics in Clinical Analysis” for MSACL since 2016.  He co-organized the ASMS Asilomar Meeting in 2017 entitled “Impact of Metabolomics in Translation and Clinical Research”. He was a member of the MSACL program committee from 2017-2019.  He has participated as an ad hoc reviewer for the JDRF, NIH and SBIR programs as well as the Swiss National Science Foundation.  Dr. Garrett is also a member of the MANA Board.  He is currently on the Editorial Board of JMSACL and PLoS One.