About ASMS

About Treasurer

The Treasurer serves a two-year term. Duties and responsibilities include:

  1. responsibility for the funds of the Society and for their deposit in the name of the Society in depositories designated by the Board of Directors.
  2. Reviews and signs arrangements for payment of all valid Society bills and debts from Society funds.
  3. Makes a complete and accurate report of the finances of the Society at each annual meeting of the members, or at any other time upon request, to the Board of Directors.
  4. Responsibility for annual budget preparation and periodic budget review.
  5. Recommends to the Board relevant to preserving the economic health of the Society.
  6. Assists in training the incoming Treasurer.

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

Candidates for Treasurer


Sharon Pitteri

Stanford University

Candidate Statement
It is an honor to be nominated to run for Treasurer of the ASMS Board of Directors and have the opportunity to contribute to this unique scientific organization.  There are three things that make ASMS great: science, people, and professional development.  Having enjoyed all three for the past 18 years, I would welcome the chance to serve the Society’s members and to play an active role in continuing to make ASMS a vibrant community that brings together diverse individuals with a common interest in mass spectrometry. 

Sharon Pitteri, B.A. in Chemistry (Carleton College); Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry (Purdue University with Professor Scott McLuckey); Postdoctoral Fellow (Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center with Dr. Samir Hanash).  Dr. Pitteri is currently an Associate Professor at Stanford University in the Department of Radiology.

Dr. Pitteri was trained as a gas phase ion chemist in Scott McLuckey’s Lab where she studied ion/ion reactions.  Her postdoc research focused on protein analysis by mass spectrometry for cancer molecular diagnostics.  At Stanford, her research lab focuses on the use of mass spectrometry for the identification, quantitation, and characterization of proteins from a variety of biological sample types.  Her lab also develops and applies new strategies for the analysis of protein glycosylation in cancer.  She is passionate about using mass spectrometry to study, better understand, and solve complex problems in health and disease.  She also enjoys educating students and colleagues about the power of mass spectrometry.  She has served as a reviewer on multiple NIH and DOD study sections and is currently a member of the NIH EBIT study section.

Dr. Pitteri has been a member of ASMS since 2003 and attended every annual meeting since then.  She has chaired oral sessions at several ASMS annual conferences and served as a coordinator for both the Peptide Fragmentation and the Young Mass Spectrometrists interest groups.  She has also served on multiple ASMS committees including the Asilomar Conference Committee where she was responsible for reviving the beloved monkey (“Popo”) who had been in long hibernation.  She and her trainees have received several ASMS awards including the ASMS Research Award, Postdoc Career Development Award, Undergraduate Student Travel Award(s), and Undergraduate Poster Award.


Brandon T. Ruotolo

University of Michigan

Candidate Statement
I feel like the society has provided me with an abundance of opportunities, both personal and professional, which have been absolutely invaluable to me.  I am happy and proud to have this opportunity to give back to ASMS and its membership.  I also feel that my long experience in organizing and financing smaller scientific meetings (e.g. AMS) makes me ideally suited for this position.

Brandon T. Ruotolo is currently a Professor in the Department of Chemistry, at the University of Michigan.  He earned his B.S. in Chemistry from Saint Louis University in 1999. Brandon then received his Ph.D. from Texas A&M University in 2004 under the direction of David H. Russell.  He did his post-doctoral work at the University of Cambridge with Dame Carol V. Robinson, and was awarded the first ever Waters Research Fellowship in 2008.  Brandon moved to the University of Michigan in 2009.

The Ruotolo research group at the University of Michigan seeks to enable breakthroughs in structural biology and drug discovery by leveraging the potential of ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS) for the comprehensive structural analysis of the proteome.  To this end, Ruotolo and his team have studied the role of solvation on biomolecular structure, pioneered collision induced unfolding (CIU) - a fingerprinting technology capable of detecting the structural state of protein-ligand complexes and biotherapeutics, developed software packages for the enhanced interpretation and throughput of IM-MS and CIU data, and investigated the structural consequences of small molecule drug-like compounds on misfolded protein targets.  Ruotolo’s work has resulted in over 128 peer-reviewed publications, and many awards (including the ASMS Research Award, the NSF CAREER Award, the Protein Society’s Young Investigator Award, and the Agilent Thought Leader Award).

Ruotolo has been a continuous ASMS member since 2000, serving as a member of several ASMS committees, including the program committee for the annual conference and the publications committee.  In addition, Ruotolo coordinated the IM-MS interest group within ASMS for three years, organizing yearly workshops.   Ruotolo co-organized the Sanibel Conference in 2012, which covered mass spectrometry technologies for structural biology. Ruotolo is currently on the board of the Advancing Mass Spectrometry (AMS) for Biophysics and Structural Biology meeting, and chaired the inaugural meeting in 2017.   Ruotolo is an active and avid peer reviewer, having won the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry award for peer reviewers in 2016.  Furthermore, Ruotolo currently sits on the editorial boards of both Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry and International Journal of Mass Spectrometry.