B.S. Chemistry North Carolina State 2007
Ph.D. Chemistry University of Florida 2013
Area(s) of Expertise
Whitney received her B.S. in Chemistry at North Carolina State University and Ph.D. in Chemistry at the University of Florida. Her doctoral research in Dr. Richard Yost’s group involved developing matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization tandem mass spectrometry and mass spectrometric imaging techniques for the analysis of lipids and their degradation products in biological tissues. Prior to joining METRIC, Whitney completed a postdoctoral fellowship and worked as a Chemist in the Center for Food Safety and Applied Nutrition at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration. Her work at the FDA primarily involved developing and validating analytical methods for the separation, detection and quantification of toxins in foods and dietary supplements. She has more than ten years of experience in small molecule mass spectrometry, including lipidomics, metabolomics and mass spectrometric imaging.