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.