Mission Statement

To empower the next generation of scientists in the field of metabolomics in North America by supporting opportunities for mentorship, networking, training, and career development opportunities.

Goals

  • Provide professional and career development for MANA early-career members, including training, mentorship, and networking opportunities
  • Establish a community within the MANA early-career metabolomics network to encourage the exchange of metabolomics resources
  • Strengthen the metabolomics connections between industry, government, and academia
  • Promote metabolomics events/activities within North America

Eligibility

Anyone who has completed their most recent degree within the last 10 years is considered an Early Career Member within MANA!

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Early Career Member Council

Chair

Arpana Vaniya, Ph.D.

Academic Coordinator
University of California, Davis - West Coast Metabolomics Center (WCMC)
Davis, CA, USA

Areas of Expertise: LC-MS, Metabolomics, Compound Identification, Mass Spectral Reference Libraries, Professional Development in areas related to metabolomics, and Education in metabolomics

Vice-Chair

Nicole Prince, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Research Fellow
Channing Division of Network Medicine (CDNM), Brigham and Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA

Areas of Expertise: Metabolomic epidemiology, Biochemistry, Inflammatory response, Cell signaling

Financial Officer

Brianna Garcia, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow
Department of Marine Chemistry & Geochemistry
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Woods Hole, MA, USA

Areas of Expertise: UHPLC-Mass spectrometry, FT-ICR-MS, C. elegans, Compound identification, and Method development

Administrative Officer

Chathuri Mohottige, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate
University of Maryland, College Park, MD, USA

Areas of Expertise: Metabolomics


Council Member

David Crizer, Ph.D.

Chemist
Division of the National Toxicology Program/National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS)
Durham, NC, USA

Areas of Expertise: Mass spectrometry, Metabolomics in toxicology, environmental health applications, and Integration of metabolomics and transcriptomics data

Council Member

Fariba Tayyari, Ph.D.

Lab Manager
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL, USA

Areas of Expertise: Metabolomics, NMR spectroscopy, Mass spectrometry, and Quality assurance and quality control

Council Member

Brian C. DeFelice, Ph.D.

Scientist
CZ Biohub
San Francisco, CA, USA

Areas of Expertise: Gut-microbiome, infectious disease, pharmacology, unknown annotation, computation

Council Member

Gonçalo Jorge Gouveia

Postdoctoral Fellow
Institute for Bioscience and Biotechnology Research
NIST & University of Maryland
Gaithersburg, MD, USA

Areas of Expertise: NMR & LC-MS, Metabolomics, QA/QC, Reference Materials, Sample preparation, Experimental Design, Metabolite ID, Forensic Drugs/Toxicology, Model Organisms

 

Council Member

Raquel Cumeras, Ph.D.

Marie Curie Postdoctoral Fellow
Institut d’Investigació Sanitària Pere Virgili
Reus, Catalonia, Spain

Areas of Expertise: Clinical applications, Metabolomics, Volatilomics, MS, NMR, QA/QC, Ion mobility spectrometry, MEMS, Data learning, Meta-analysis, Ethics, ML, Scientific dissemination


Previous ECM Council Members or Previous Positions:

  • Yuanyuan Li, Ph.D. (Inagural Vice Chair) (Oct 2019 to Nov 2022)
  • Candice Ulmer, Ph.D. (Inagural Administrative Officer) (Oct 2019 to Oct 2022)
  • Kehau Hagiwara, Ph.D. (Inagural Chair) (Oct 2019 to Jul 2021)
  • Arpana Vaniya, Ph.D. (Council Member) (May 2020 to Oct 2021)
  • Christina M. Jones, Ph.D. (Council Member) (Oct-2019 to Oct 2021)
  • Oana Zeleznik, Ph.D. (Council Member) (Oct 2019 to Oct 2021)
  • Franklin Earl Leach III, Ph.D. (Council Member) (Oct 2019 to Oct 2020)
  • Biswapriya Misra, Ph.D. (Council Member) (Oct 2019 to Mar 2020)