Ryan R. Julian
University of California, Riverside
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.