Texas A&M University-Kingsville

Department of Chemistry Garland Lecture

- 04/14/11 - 04/15/11

Contact: Adriana Garza
adriana.garza29@sbcglobal.net or 361-593-4979

Texas A&M University-Kingsville Department of Chemistry will present the 31st Annual Fred M. Garland Memorial Lecture at 2 p.m. Thursday, April 14 in the Room 132 of the Texas A&M University Health Science Center Irma Lerma Rangel College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Troy Wood, professor in the Departments of Chemistry and Structural Biology at the University of Buffalo, is this year’s guest lecturer. Wood’s talk—“Biological Mass Spectrometry in the Next Generation: From Miniaturization to the Search for Biomakers”—will include discussion of possible advances in the diagnosis of autism and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).

This lecture is free and open to the public.

The Fred M. Garland Memorial Lecture is an annual spring time event sponsored by the Department of Chemistry and A&M-Kingsville. Fred M. Garland was the chemistry department chairman from 1950-1975. A nationally recognized chemistry scholar is invited to present a lecture to an undergraduate audience over a current topic of interest.

 About Dr. Wood

Wood was born and raised in Indiana and received his bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Indiana University. He earned his doctorate in chemistry at Ohio State University. After a two-year post-doctoral appointment at Cornell University, Wood became a member of the faculty in the Department of Chemistry at the University at Buffalo, where he has been since 1995. Wood has more than 75 papers and 2 United States patents in the field of bioanalytical mass spectrometry and founded the company Nanogenesys, Inc.

His research has been supported by the National Science Foundation, National Institute of Health and the Department of Defense. Wood recently earned a $1.7 million award from the NIH for a 12 tesla FT-ICR mass spectrometer. He has directed 18 doctoral students and seven master’s students at the University of Buffalo and is a recipient of the SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Excellence in Teaching.

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