About Dr. Carolyn Slupsky

About Dr. Carolyn Slupsky

Publications

Papers published in refereed journals:

1)    Spevacek AR, Benson KH, Bamforth CW, Slupsky CM (2016) “Beer metabolomics: Molecular details of the brewing process and the differential effects of late and dry hopping on yeast purine metabolism” J Inst Brew 122 (1).

2)     Spevacek AR, Smilowitz JT, Chin EL, Underwood MA, German JB, Slupsky CM (2015) “Infant Maturity at Birth Reveals Minor Differences in the Maternal Milk Metabolome in the First Month of Lactation.” J Nutr. jn210252 [Epub ahead of print]. PMID: 26041675

3)     Chen SY, Yu HT, Kao JP, Yang CC, Chiang SS, Mishchuk DO, Mau JL, Slupsky CM (2015) “Consumption of vitamin D2 enhanced mushrooms is associated with improved bone health” J Nutr Biochem. 26:696-703. PMID: 25792284

4)     Chin EL, Mishchuk DO, Breksa AP, Slupsky CM (2014) “Metabolite signature of Candidatus Liberibacter asiaticus infection in two citrus varieties.” J Agric Food Chem. 62:6585-91. PMID: 24959841.

5)     Chen SY, Yu HT, Kao JP, Yang CC, Chiang SS, Mishchuk DO, Mau JL, Sluspky CM (2014) “An NMR metabolomic study on the effect of alendronate in ovariectomized mice.” PloS One. 9, e106559. PMID: 25184758

6)     He X, Slupsky CM (2014) “Metabolic fingerprint of dimethyl sulfone (DMSO2) in microbial-mammalian co-metabolism.” J Proteome Res. 135281-91. PMID: 25245235

7)     Warden CH, Slupsky CM, Min E, Le A, Fisler JS, Hansen S, Haj F, Stern J (2014) “Brown Norway chromosome 1 congenic reduces symptoms of renal disease including distal tubular damage in fatty Zucker rats.” PloS One. 9: e87770. PMID: 24498189

8)      He X, Mishchuk DO, Shah J, Weimer BC, Slupsky CM (2013) “Cross-talk between E. coli strains and a human colorectal adenocarcinoma-derived cell line.” Sci Rep. 3:3416. PMID: 24301462

9)      He X, Marco ML, Slupsky CM (2013) “Emerging aspects of food and nutrition on on gut microbiota.” J Agric Food Chem. 61: 9559-74. PMID: 24028159

10)      Smilowitz JT, O’Sullivan A, Barile D, German JB, Lonnerdal B, Slupsky CM (2013) “The human milk metabolome reveals diverse oligosaccharide profiles.” J Nutr .143: 1709-18. PMID: 24027187

11)      Harris C, Chowanadisai W, Mishchuk DO, Satre M, Slupsky CM, Rucker RB (2013) “Dietary pyrroloquinoline quinone (PQQ) alters indicators of plasma antioxidant potential, inflammation, and mitochondrial-related metabolism in human subjects.” J Nutr Biochem. 24:2076-84. PMID: 24231099

12)      Tso V, Sydora BC, Foshaug RR, Churchill TA, Doyle J, Slupsky CM, Fedorak RN. (2013) “Metabolomic profiles are gender, disease, and time specific in the interleukin-10 gene-deficient mouse model of inflammatory bowel disease.” PLoS ONE 8: e67654. PMID: 23874435

13)      O’Sullivan A, He X, McNiven EM, Haggarty NW, Lonnerdal B, Slupsky CM (2013) “Early diet impacts infant rhesus gut microbiome, immunity, and metabolism.” J Proteome Res 12: 2833-2845. PMID: 23651394

14)      O’Sullivan A, He X, McNiven EM, Hinde K, Haggarty NW, Lonnerdal B, Slupsky CM (2013) “Metabolomic phenotyping validates the infant rhesus monkey as a model of human infant metabolism.” J Pediatr Gastroenterol Nutr 56: 355-363. PMID: 23201704

15)      O’Sullivan A, Willoughby RE, Mishchuk D, Alcarraz B, Cabezas-Sanchez C, Condori RE, David D, Encarnacion R, Fatteh N, Fernandez J, Franka R, Hedderwick S, McCaughey C, Ondrush J, Paez-Martinez A, Rupprecht C, Velasco-Villa A, Slupsky CM (2013) “Metabolomics of cerebrospinal fluid from humans treated for rabies.” J Proteome Res 12: 481-490. PMID: 23163834

16)      Slisz A, Breksa AP, Mishchuk DO, McCollum G, Slupsky CM (2012) “Infection of citrus by Candidatus Liberibacter reveals insight into pathogenicity.” J Proteome Res 11: 4223-4230. PMID: 22698301.

17)   Stephens NS, Siffeldeen J, Su X, Murdoch TB, Fedorak RN, Slupsky CM (2013) “Urinary NMR metabolomics profiles discriminate inflammatory bowel disease from healthy.” J Crohns Colitis 7: e42- e48. PMID: 22626506.

18)   Reinke SN, Resch L, Maingat F, Branton W, Jackson A, Saxinger L, Holt R, Slupsky C, Marrie T, Sykes BD, Power C (2013) “Metagenomic and metabolomic characterization of rabies encephalitis – new insights into the treatment of an ancient disease.” J Infect Dis 207, 1451-1456. PMID: 22927447

19)   Zhang X, Breksa AP, Mishchuk DO, Fake C, O’Mahony MA, Slupsky CM (2012) “Fertilization and pesticides affect mandarin orange nutrient composition.” Food Chem 134: 1020 – 1024. PMID: 23107722

20)   McNiven EM, German JB, Slupsky CM (2011) “Analytical metabolomics: Nutritional opportunities for personalized health.” J Nutr Biochem 22: 995 – 1002. PMID: 21999844.

21)   Zhang X, Breksa A, Mishchuk DO, Slupsky CM (2011) “Elevation, root stock, and soil depth affect nutritional quality of mandarin oranges.” J Agric Food Chem 59: 2672 – 2679. PMID: 21332232

22)   Moroz J, Turner J, Slupsky C, Fallone G, Syme A (2011) “Tumor xenograft detection through quantitative analysis of the metabolic profile of urine in mice.” Phys Med Biol 56: 535 – 556. PMID: 21212470

23)   Slupsky CM (2011) “Nuclear magnetic resonance-based analysis of urine for the rapid etiological diagnosis of pneumonia.” Expert Opin Med Diagn 5: 63 – 73. PMID: 23484477

24)   Davis VW, Bathe OF, Schiller DE, Slupsky CM, Sawyer MB (2011) “Metabolomics and surgical oncology: Potential role for small molecule biomarkers.” J Surg Oncol 103: 451 – 459. PMID: 21400531

25)   Slupsky CM, Steed H, Wells TH, Dabbs K, Schepansky A, Capstick V, Faught W, Sawyer MB (2010) “Urine metabolite analysis offers potential early diagnosis of ovarian and breast cancers.” Clin Cancer Res 16: 5835 – 5841. PMID: 20956617

26)   Wang H, Tso V, Slupsky CM, Fedorak R (2010) “Metabolomics and detection of colorectal cancer in humans – A systematic review.” Future Oncol 6: 1395 – 1406. PMID: 20919825

27)   Sekar Y, Moon TC, Slupsky CM, Befus AD (2010) “Protein tyrosine nitration of aldolase in mast cells: a plausible pathway in nitric oxide-mediated regulation of mast cell function.” J Immunol 185: 578 – 587. PMID: 20511553

28)   Slupsky CM (2010) “NMR-based analysis of metabolites in urine provides a rapid diagnosis and etiology of pneumonia.” Biomark Med 4: 195 – 197. PMID: 20406062

29)   Slupsky CM, Rankin KN, Fu H, Chang D, Rowe BH, Charles PG, McGeer A, Low D, Long R, Kunimoto D, Sawyer MB, Fedorak RN, Adamko DJ, Saude EJ, Shah SL, Marrie TJ  (2009) “Pneumococcal pneumonia: potential for diagnosis through a urinary metabolic profile.” J Proteome Res 8, 5550 – 5558. PMID: 19817432

30)   Slupsky CM, Cheypesh A, Chao D, Fu H, Rankin KN, Marrie TJ, Lacy P (2009) “Streptococcus pneumoniae and Staphylococcus aureus pneumonia induce distinct metabolic responses.” J Proteome Res 8, 3029 – 3036. PMID: 19368345

31)   Takeda I, Stretch C, Barnaby P, Bhatnager K, Rankin K, Fu H, Weljie A, Jha N, Slupsky C (2009) “Understanding the human salivary metabolome.” NMR Biomed 22: 577 – 584. PMID: 19259987

32)   Mahadevan S, Shah SL, Marrie TJ, Slupsky CM (2008) “Analysis of metabolomic data using support vector machines.” Anal Chem 80, 7562 – 7570. PMID: 18767870

33)   Murdoch TB, Fu H, Martin S, Sydora B, Fedorak RN, Slupsky CM (2008) “Urinary metabolic profiles of inflammatory bowel disease in interleukin-10 gene deficient mice.” Anal Chem 80, 5524 – 5531. PMID: 18558774

34)   McGrath BM, McKay R, Dave S, Seres P, Weljie AM, Slupsky CM, Hanstock CC, Greenshaw AJ, Silverstone PH (2008) “Acute dextro-amphetamine administration does not alter brain myo-inositol levels in humans and animals: MRS investigations at 3T and 18.8T.” Neurosci Res 61, 351 – 359. PMID: 18508145

35)   Slupsky CM, Rankin KN, Wagner J, Fu H, Chang D, Weljie AM, Saude EJ, Lix B, Adamko DJ, Shah S, Greiner R, Sykes BD, and Marrie TJ (2007) “Investigations of the effects of gender, diurnal variation, and age in human urinary metabolomic profiles.” Anal Chem 79, 6995 – 7004. PMID: 17702530

36)    Slupsky CM, Spyracopoulos L, Booth VK, Sykes BD, and Crump MP (2007) “Probing nascent structures in peptides using natural abundance 13C NMR relaxation and reduced spectral density mapping.” Proteins 67, 18 – 30. PMID: 17256768

37)   McGrath BM, Greenshaw AJ, McKay R, Slupsky CM, Silverstone PH (2007) “Unlike lithium, anticonvulsants and antidepressants do not alter rat brain myo-inositol.” Neuroreport 18, 1595 – 1598. PMID: 17885608

38)   McGrath BM, Greenshaw AJ, McKay R, Slupsky CM, and Silverstone PH (2006) “Lithium alters regional rat brain myo-inositol at 2 and 4 weeks: An ex vivo magnetic resonance spectroscopy study at 18.8 T.” NeuroReport 17, 1323 – 1326. PMID: 16951578

39)   Saude EJ, Slupsky CM, and Sykes BD (2006) “Optimization of NMR analysis of biological fluids for quantitative accuracy.” Metabolomics 2, 113 – 123. PMID:

40)   Weljie AM, Newton J, Mercier P, Carlson E and Slupsky CM (2006) “Targeted profiling: Quantitative analysis of 1H-NMR metabolomics data.” Anal Chem 78, 4430 – 4442. PMID: 16808451

41)   Graether SP, Slupsky CM, and Sykes BD (2006) “Effect of a mutation on the structure and dynamics of an alpha-helical antifreeze protein in water and ice.” Proteins 63, 603 – 610. PMID: 16437556

42)   van Schaik EJ, Giltner CL, Audette GF, Keizer DW, Bautista DL, Slupsky CM, Sykes BD, and Irvin RT (2005) “DNA binding: a novel function of Pseudomonas aeruginosa type IV pili.” J Bacteriol 187, 1455 – 1464. PMID: 15687210

43)   Mackereth CD, Scharpf M, Gentile LN, MacIntosh SE, Slupsky CM, and McIntosh LP (2004) “Diversity in structure and function of the Ets family PNT domains.” J Mol Biol 342, 1249 – 1264. PMID: 15351649

44)   Wan X, Xu D, Slupsky CM, and Lin G (2003) “Automated protein NMR resonance assignments.” Proc IEEE Comput Soc Bioinform Conf 2, 197 – 208. PMID: 16452794

45)   Slupsky CM, Boyko RF, Booth V, and Sykes B.D. (2003) “SMARTNOTEBOOK: A semi-automated assignment procedure.” J Biomol NMR. 27, 313 – 321. PMID: 14512729

46)   Booth V, Slupsky CM, Clark-Lewis I, and Sykes BD (2003) “Unmasking ligand binding motifs: identification of a chemokine receptor motif by NMR studies of antagonist peptides.” J Mol Biol 327 329 – 334. PMID: 12628240

47)   Raussens V, Slupsky CM, Ryan RO, and Sykes BD (2003) “Lipid-bound structure of an apolipoprotein E-derived peptide.” J Biol Chem 278, 25998 – 26006. PMID: 12709434

48)   Lakey JRT, Moser G, Helms LMH, Lix B, Slupsky CM, Rebeyka I, Sykes BD, and McGann LE (2003) “Dynamics of cryoprotectant permeation in porcine heart valve leaflets.” Cell Transpl 12, 123 – 128. PMID:12797373

49)   Graether SP, Slupsky CM, and Sykes BD (2003) “Freezing of a fish antifreeze protein results in amyloid fibril formation.” Biophys J 84, 552 – 557. PMID: 12524307

50)   Raussens V, Slupsky CM, Ryan RO, and Sykes BD (2002) “NMR structure and dynamics of a receptor-active apolipoprotein E peptide.” J Biol Chem 277, 29172 – 20180. PMID: 12036962

51)   Bhattacharyya S, Habibi-Nazhad B, Amegbey G, Slupsky CM, Yee A, Arrowsmith C, and Wishart DS (2002). “Identification of a novel archaebacterial thioredoxin: Determination of function through structure.” Biochemistry 41, 4760 – 4770. PMID: 11939770

52)   Graether SP, Slupsky CM, Davies PL, and Sykes BD (2001) “Structure of type I antifreeze protein and mutants in supercooled water.” Biophys J 81, 1677 – 1683. PMID: 11509380

53)   Slupsky CM, Sykes DB, Gay GL, and Sykes BD (2001) “The HoxB1 hexapeptide is a prefolded domain: Implications for the Pbx1/Hox interaction.” Protein Sci 10, 1244 – 1253. PMID: 11369863

54)   Keizer DW, Slupsky CM, Kalisiak M, Campbell AP, Crump MP, Sastry PA, Hazes B, Irvin RT, and Sykes BD (2001) “Structure of a pilin monomer from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: Implications for the assembly of pili.” J Biol Chem 276, 24186 – 24193. PMID: 11294863

55)   Bjorndahl TC, Watson MS, Slupsky CM, Malcolm BA, Spyracopolous L, Sykes BD, and Wishart DS (2001) “Complete 1H, 13C, and 15N backbone assignments for the hepatitis A virus 3C protease.” J Biomol NMR 19, 187 – 188. PMID: 11256814

56)   Desautels M, DenHaese JP, Slupsky CM, McIntosh LP, and Hemmingsen SM (2001) “Cdc4p, a contractile ring protein essential for cytokinesis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, interacts with a phosphatidylinositol-4-kinase.” J Biol Chem 276, 5932 – 5942. PMID: 11087749

57)   Slupsky CM, Desautels M, Huebert T, Zhao R, Hemmingsen SM, and McIntosh LP (2001) “Structure of Cdc4p, a contractile ring protein essential for cytokinesis in Schizosaccharomyces pombe.” J Biol Chem 276, 5943 – 5951. PMID: 11087750

58)   Keizer DW, Crump MP, Lee TW, Slupsky CM, Clark-Lewis I, and Sykes BD (2000) “The human CC chemokine I-309, structural consequences of the additional disulfide bond.” Biochemistry 39, 6053 – 6059. PMID: 10821677

59)   *Elisseeva EL, *Slupsky CM, Crump MP, Clark-Lewis I, and Sykes BD (2000) “NMR studies of active N-terminal peptides of stromal cell-derived factor-1: Structural basis for receptor binding.” J Biol Chem 275, 26799 – 26805. PMID: 10846182

60)   Slupsky CM, Gentile LN, Donaldson LW, Mackereth CD, Seidel JJ, Graves BJ, and McIntosh LP (1998)  “Structure of the Ets-1 pointed domain and mitogen-activated protein kinase phosphorylation site.” Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 95, 12129 – 12134. PMID: 9770451

61)   Slupsky CM, Gentile LN, and McIntosh LP (1998) “Assigning the NMR spectra of aromatic amino acids in proteins: Analysis of two Ets pointed domains.” Biochem Cell Biol 76, 379 – 390. PMID: 9923707

62)   Slupsky CM, and Sykes BD (1995) “NMR solution structure of calcium-saturated skeletal muscle troponin C.” Biochemistry 34, 15953 – 15964. PMID: 8519752

63)   Slupsky CM, Reinach FC, Smillie LB, and Sykes BD (1995) “Solution secondary structure of calcium-saturated troponin C monomer determined by multidimensional heteronuclear NMR spectroscopy.” Protein Sci 4, 1279 – 1290. PMID: 7670371

64)   Slupsky CM, Kay CM, Reinach FC, Smillie LB, and Sykes BD (1995) “Calcium-induced dimerization of troponin C: Mode of interaction and use of trifluoroethanol as a denaturant of quaternary structure.” Biochemistry 34, 7365 – 7375. PMID: 7779778

65)   Slupsky CM, Shaw GS, Campbell AP, and Sykes BD (1992) “A 1H NMR study of a ternary peptide complex that mimics the interaction between troponin C and troponin I.” Protein Sci 1, 1595-1603. PMID: 1304891

Book chapters, and non-peer reviewed publications:

1)  Chetelat L, Chin E, Mishchuk D, and Slupsky CM. (2016) “California citrus threats.” Citrograph 7 (1) (in press).

2)  Chin E, Lobo R, da Graca J, Hilf M, McCollum G, LeVesque C, and Slupsky CM. (2015) “Early detection of Huanglongbing with metabolomics.” Citrograph 6 (2), 32-34

3)  Chin E, Mishchuk DO, Bruce J, Cilia M, Coaker G, Davis C, Jin H, Ma W, Sellar G, LeVesque C, Godfrey K, and Slupsky CM. (2014) “An interdisciplinary approach to combat HLB.” Citrograph 5 (1), 28-34.

4)    Slupsky CM, Breksa AP, Hilf M (2013) “Metabolites may reveal attack strategy of the microbe causing HLB.” Citrograph 4 (1), 40-42.

5)   Chin E, Slupsky CM (2013) “Applications of metabolomics in food science: Food composition, quality, sensory and nutritional attributes.” In Metabolomics in Food and Nutrition. Weimer B, and Slupsky CM, eds. Woodhead, Cambridge, U.K.

6)   Sotelo J, Slupsky CM (2013) “Metabolomics using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).” In Metabolomics in Food and Nutrition. Weimer B, and Slupsky CM, eds. Woodhead, Cambridge, U.K.

7)   O’Sullivan A, Avizonis D, German JB, Slupsky CM (2011) “Software Tools for NMR Metabolomics.” In Encyclopedia of nuclear magnetic resonance. Harris RK, and Wasylishen R, eds.  Wiley Interscience, Chichester, U.K. DOI: 10.1002/9780470034590.emrstm1232. Published 15th December 2011

8)   Slupsky CM, and Sykes BD (1999) “The structural basis of regulation by EF-hand calcium binding proteins.”  In Calcium as a cellular regulator. Carifoli E, and Klee CB, eds. Oxford University Press, New York. pp 73 – 99.

9)   Sykes BD, Audette G, Gagné SM, Li M, Slupsky CM, and Tsuda S (1996) “NMR studies of the calcium-induced structural changes that trigger muscle contraction.”  In Biomacromolecules:  From 3D-structure to Applications. 34th Hanford Symposium on Health and the Environment. Ornstein RL, ed.  Batelle Press, Columbus Ohio. pp 11 – 19.

10)   Sykes BD, Slupsky CM, Wishart DS, Sönnichsen FD, and Gagné SM (1996) “On the use of NMR in complex biological systems: NMR studies of calcium sensitive interactions amongst muscle proteins” In NMR as a Structural Tool for Macromolecules: Current Status and Future Directions, Nageswara-Rao BD, and Kemple MD, eds. Plenum Press, New York, pp 275-284.

11)   Slupsky CM, and Sykes BD (1996) “Muscle Proteins.” In Encyclopedia of nuclear magnetic resonance.  Grant DM, and Harris RK, eds.  Wiley Interscience, Chichester, U.K. pp. 3188 – 3200.

Presentation (2003 – present):

2015 December, Early detection technologies (EDT) for HLB. Food Agriculture and Health Summit. Visalia, CA.

2015 October, Metabolism and the developing neonate: Shaping the mind with milk. Summit on Nutrition and the Developing mind. The MIND institute, UC Davis.

2015 September, Metabolomics-based approaches to plant diagnostics. California Asian Citrus Psyllid and HLB Research and Extension summit. UC Davis.

2015 June, Measuring the impact of diet and environment on infant metabolism and the microbiome. Teratology Society Meeting. Montreal, PQ.

2015 June, Your gut microbiome, nutrition, and disease. Public Lecture at the Lake Tahoe Center for Environmental Sciences. Incline Village, NV.

2015 May, Breast milk vs infant formula: consequences for the microbiome and metabolome. European Society of Pediatric Gastroenterology Hepatology and Nutrition. (ESPGHAN). Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

2015 March, Biomarkers of infant feeding: A metabolomics approach. IAEA meeting. Vienna, Austria.

2015 February, Metabolite HIV recency biomarker profile for incidence measurement. HIV Incidence Assay Symposium. Seattle, WA.

2014 December, The pathogenicity of C. Liberibacter asiaticus in citrus revealed through metabolomics. International Symposium for Agricultural Biotechnology (ISAB). Hanoi, Vietnam

2014 November, Shaping infant health through milk. International Conference on Analytical Science and Technology. Daejeon, Korea.

2014 October, Shaping infant health through milk. The 17th International Society for Research on Human Milk and Lactation. Kiwah Island, South Carolina.

2014 September, Getting Ahead of Cancer: Urine Tests that Provide Information on Metabolic State. Heredity Breast and Ovarian Cancer Society Conference. Edmonton, Canada.

2014 June, Effect of insects and pathogens on citrus metabolism. The Hemipteran- Plant Interactions Symposium. Riverside, CA.

2014 May, Measuring environmental influences in agriculture and health. The 7th International Food Safety Symposium: Food Safety, Sustainability, and Technology. Hong Kong, China.

2014 April, Determination of HIV recency using metabolomics. Novel Biomarkers and Future Directions for HIV Incidence Assay Development. Bethesda, Maryland.

2014 March, Assessment of host-microbial interactions to enhance our understanding of nutrition and health. Coffee Center Research Conference. UC Davis.

2014 March, March, Development of early detection tests for Candidatus Liberibacter infection of citrus. Invited presentation to Citrus Showcase. Visalia, CA.

2013 December, Determination of HIV recency using metabolomics. Incidence Assay Meeting. Pittsburgh, PA.

2013 May, Measuring changes in the gut microbiome with diet and its implications for disease. Invited presentation to Roll Global. Davis, CA.

2013 May, Determination of HIV recency using metabolomics. HIV incidence assay meeting. Seattle, WA.

2013 April. “Nutrient Composition of Food.” Roll Global, Invited Speaker. Paramount Citrus.

2013 March. “Effect of agricultural practices on nutrient composition of food.” SEED Central, Invited Speaker. UC Davis, CA.

2013 February. “Infant feeding strategy affects gut microbial composition, immunity, and metabolism.” West Coast Metabolomics Center, Invited Speaker. UC Davis, CA

2012 November. “Infant feeding strategy affects gut microbial composition, immunity, and metabolism.” American Chemical Society, Invited Speaker. Berkeley, CA

2012 June. “Phenotyping microbial metabolism using metabolomics”. Measuring the response to food: Phenotyping tools and targets conference. UC Davis, CA.

2012 June. “Effect of Agricultural Practices on Nutrient Composition of Food. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Meeting. Las Vegas.

2012 June. Metabolomics and the Microbiome. Institute of Food Technologists (IFT) Meeting. Las Vegas. 

2011 February. Metabolic Profiling of Citrus: How Orchard Conditions affect Nutrient Composition. Citrus Research Board Meeting. UC Berkeley, CA.

2011 August.  Metabolic Profiling of Citrus: Tools for Optimizing Sensory Attributes. Placer County Mandarin Orange Meeting. Auburn, CA.

2011 September. Metabolomics as a Detector of Health in Cancer Patients. UC Davis Cancer Center 17th Annual Cancer Research Symposium. UC Davis Cancer Center.

2011 October. Nutrigenomics, Metabolomics, and the Gut Microbiome. Keynote Speaker. Wageningen University Symposium. UC Davis.

2010 June. Personalizing Health through Metabolomics, Foods for Health Conference, Copenhagen, Denmark.

2010 June. Profiling Bacterial-Host Interactions, Dairy Technology: California Leading the Way through Strong University-Industry Partnerships, UC Davis, Davis, CA.

2010 May. Applications of NMR to Metabolomics, Seminar at Jim Ames Group Meeting, UC Davis, CA.

2010 March. Applications of NMR to Metabolomics, Agilent Laboratories, Santa Clara, CA.

2010 March. Metabolic Profiling of Bacterial-Host Interactions, Kansas State University Functional Genomics Consortium, Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS.

2010 January. Clinical Chemistry and Analytical Metabolomics, Seminar at WHNRC, UC Davis, CA.

2009 December. Food, Health, and Metabolomics, FST Graduate Group Seminar, UC Davis, CA.

2009 December. Bacterial-Host Interactions and Metabolomics, Seminar at Milk Group Meeting.

2009 October. Clinical Chemistry, Metabolomics, and Nutrition, Graduate Group in Nutritional Biology Seminar Series, UC Davis, CA.

2009 August. Opportunities in Food Science and Technology, Presentation to CIFAR Advisory Board.

2008 April. Development of Novel Metabolite Based Tests for Diagnosis of Pulmonary Disease, ARDS – Basic Advances in Airway Research. Banff, AB. Canada.

2008 March. New Methodologies for Rapid Diagnosis of Tuberculosis, 6th Conference on Tuberculosis –“It’s a small world”, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

2008 February. Early Cancer Detection using Metabolic Profiling, Division of Population Health and Information Invited Speakers Series. Tom Baker Cancer Centre, Calgary, AB, Canada.

2007 November. Metabolomics of Cancer, ACB Annual Research Meeting. Banff Centre, Banff, AB.

2007 August. Phenotyping Diseases Through Metabolite Profiles, Medical Grand Rounds. University of Alberta, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

2007 August. Can the Etiology of Pneumonia be Determined using Metabolomics, KBSI Metabolomics meeting. KBSI, Seoul, South Korea.

2007 June. Metabolomics as a Diagnostic Tool for Cancer, Liverpool University Institute of Cancer Studies. Liverpool, UK.

2007 June. Can the Etiology of Pneumonia be Determined using Metabolomics?, Metabolomics Society Meeting, Manchester, UK.

2006 April. Metabolite Patterns of Streptococcus pneumoniae Infections in Data Derived from 1H NMR Spectra of Urine, Varian Users’ meeting, Experimental NMR Conference, Palo Alto, CA.

2005 November. The Application of Metabolomics to Pulmonary Infections, Advances in Metabolic Profiling, London, UK.

2005 October. Analysis of Saliva using Metabolomics, Head and Neck Rounds. Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

2005 March. Metabolomic Analysis of Human Saliva, Grand Rounds. Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

2005 February. Metabolomic NMR Data Analysis in Health and Disease, Frontiers of NMR in Molecular Biology IX. Banff, AB, Canada.

2004 November. Metabolomics as a Tool in Cancer Research, Polyomx Meeting, Cross Cancer Institute, Edmonton, AB, Canada.

2004 September. Effect of Spectral Quality on Metabolomic Data Analysis, Varian Users’ meeting, SMASH conference, Breckenridge, CO.

2004 April. Metabolic Profiling by NMR: Challenges and Rewards, Varian Users’ meeting, ENC (Experimental NMR Conference). Stanford University, CA.

2003 September. Eclipse: A Semi-Automated Approach for the Assignment and Quantification of NMR Metabonomic Data, Varian Users’ meeting, SMASH conference. Verona, Italy.

Honors and Awards

2015          Chancellor’s Fellow

2015          Accelerated promotion (2-year) from Associate Professor Step IV to Professor Step II.

2014          Accelerated merit (1-year) from Associate Professor Step III to Associate Professor Step IV

2014          2013 Dean’s Team Award for Excellence in Outstanding Multidisciplinary Team Contributions in the Mission Area of Research

2012          Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Grant Award

1997          Leukemia Research Fund Post-Doctoral Fellowship

1994          Mary Louise Imrie Graduate Student Award