Dr. Lisa Ervin Kilpatrick began working in the Chemical and Biochemical Reference Data Division of NIST in 2004. Her work involves collecting high quality tandem mass spectra of peptides using a linear ion trap mass spectrometer. The peptide spectra, also being collected by NIST in Gaithersburg, MD, are being used to build a reference library for the reliable identification of peptides from complex mixtures.
Dr. Kilpatrick received a Ph. D. in biochemistry from Northern Illinois University and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina for two years. During her post-doctoral fellowship, Dr. Kilpatrick identified post-translational modifications of lens membrane protein modifications related to aging and cataract formation using techniques including LC-MS/MS, MALDI-TOF and MALDI-TOF/TOF. Prior work experience at Abbott Laboratories involved analysis of drug candidates with FAB mass spectrometry.
Chemical and Biochemical Reference Data
Northern Illinois University
Carthage College, Kenosha, WI