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News 

Take a look at some of our team's activities and accomplishments!

November 2023

Auburn University Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Preview Symposium

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Diagnostic Lipid Biomarkers Discovery for Alzheimer’s Disease using High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

  • Orobola presented a poster titled "Detection of Bacteria in Surface water Using LC-IM-MS/MS"

 

October 2023

Department of Chemistry, University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH                                                       

Dr. Hamid was invited by Prof. Anyin Li to present a talk titled “Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases by Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Southeastern Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society, Durham, NC                                                   

Orobola presented a talk titled “Liquid chromatography – Ion mobility – Tandem mass spectrometry for Discrimination between Pathogenic and Non-pathogenic E. coli strains using the metabolome, lipidome and proteome” as a part of the “Advances in Mass Spectrometry: Contributions from Students” session symposium.

SciX 2023 annual meeting, Sparks, NV   

  • Dr. Hamid was invited to present a talk titled "Clinical Applications of Advanced Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry” in the ion mobility spectrometry session.

Faculty Research Showcase, Auburn University

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Diagnostic Lipid Biomarkers Discovery for Alzheimer’s Disease using High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

  • Orobola presented a poster titled "Detection of Bacteria in Surface water Using LC-IM-MS/MS"

Dr. Hamid was interviewed by the BioMedica Newsletter's newest issue.

September 2023

Our new review article "Collision Cross Section (CCS) Measurement and Prediction Methods in Omics" was featured on COSAM Today Newsletter.

Our new review article "Collision Cross Section (CCS) Measurement and Prediction Methods in Omics" was featured on EurekAlert media service.

NOBBChE 50th annual meeting, New Orleans, LA   

  • Orobola presented a talk titled "Diagnostic Lipid Biomarkers for Bacterial Infectious Diseases and Alzheimer’s Diseases using High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Detection of Bacteria in Surface Water Using LC-IM-MS/MS

August 2023

Auburn University Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Symposium

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Diagnostic Lipid Biomarkers Discovery for Alzheimer’s Disease using High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

  • Orobola presented a poster titled "Detection of Bacteria in Surface water Using LC-IM-MS/MS"

June 2023

American Society of Mass Spectrometry 71st annual meeting, Houston, TX   

  • Dr. Hamid co-chaired the Environmental Interest Group Workshop titled "Non-targeted analysis (NTA); modern tools for unknown analysis" with Dr. Kevin Tucker.

  • Orobola presented a poster titled “Diagnostic Lipid Biomarkers Discovery for Alzheimer’s Disease using High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Detection of Bacteria in Surface Water Using LC-IM-MS/MS”

Auburn University Journal of Undergraduate Scholarship (AUJUS)

The highlights of the research studies performed by Lexie during her undergraduate fellowship titled "Characterization of Unsaturated Lipids Using Ambient Ionization Techniques (Paper Spray Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry (PS-IM-MS))" were published in the AUJUS Published Highlights.

Dr. Hamid won the COSAM Faculty Travel award to attend ASMS, Congratulations!!

Orobola won the Younger Chemists Conference Travel Grant from the ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry to attend ASMS, Congratulations!!

May 2023

39th International Symposium on Microscale Separations and Bioanalysis, Tallahassee, FL  

​Dr. Hamid presented a talk titled “Strain-Level Differentiation of Bacteria using Liquid Chromatography and Paper Spray Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry” in the New Trends in MS and IMS session.

Dr. Hamid was interviewed by WTVM on a live interview to speak about his research program at Auburn University.

Dr. Hamid was featured on Auburn University News top stories, Congratulations!!

Orobola was selected for the Merck Underrepresented Chemists of Color Award, Congratulations!!

 

March 2023

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Seminar                                              

Dr. Hamid hosted Dr. Matthew Bush (Associate Professor, University of Washington) who presented a talk titled “Native Mass Spectrometry and Ion Mobility ‒ Mass Spectrometry of Proteins" to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Auburn University.

Auburn Research: 2023 Student Symposium

  • Orobola presented a talk titled "Liquid chromatography and paper spray coupled with ion mobility mass spectrometry for bacteria strain discrimination”

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Detection and characterization of bacteria in surface water using LC-IM-MS/MS”

  • Lexie presented a poster titled "Characterization of unsaturated lipids using ambient ionization techniques (paper spray ion mobility-mass spectrometry (PS-IM-MS))”

February 2023

Visitation Weekend, Auburn University                                              

  • Dr. Hamid presented a poster titled "Lipid Biomarkers Discovery for Bacteria Strains Discrimination with High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry” for prospective graduate students.

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled "Detection of Bacteria in Surface water Using LC-IM-MS/MS” for the prospective graduate students.

November 2022

COSAM Interdisciplinary Colloquium  

  • Orobola was invited to present a talk titled "Rapid Detection and Accurate Discrimination of Bacteria Strains by High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Pfizer Chemistry Connect  

  • Orobola was invited to present a talk titled "Rapid Detection and Accurate Discrimination of Bacteria Strains by High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Auburn University Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Preview

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Full Characterization of Unsaturated Lipids by Paper Spray-Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry (PS-IM-MS)”

  • Orobola presented a poster titled "High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Rapid Bacteria Detection and Discrimination"

September 2022

Dr. Hamid received his first grant as a PI from the National Institute of Health: Maximizing Investigators' Research Award (MIRA) (R35). It totals to ~$1.78MCongratulations!!

NOBBChE 49th annual meeting   

  • Orobola was invited to present a talk titled "Rapid Detection and Accurate Discrimination of Bacteria Strains by High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Orobola won the Advancing Science Conference Grant to attend NOBBChE, Congratulations!!

August 2022

5th International Webinar on Mass Spectrometry and Separation Techniques   

  • Orobola was invited to present a talk titled “Strain-level Differentiation of Bacteria using High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Auburn University Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Symposium

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Full Characterization of Unsaturated Lipids by Paper Spray-Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry (PS-IM-MS)”

  • Orobola presented a poster titled "High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Rapid Bacteria Detection and Discrimination"

July 2022

Colgate Science Symposium   

  • Orobola was invited to present a short talk titled “Strain-level Differentiation of Bacteria using High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Orobola received a Smile with Science award from Colgate Science Symposium, Congratulations!!

June 2022

American Society of Mass Spectrometry 70th annual meeting, Minneapolis, MS   

  • Orobola was invited to present a short talk as a part of the Environmental Interest Group Workshop titled “Bacteria detection and discrimination by Ion mobility mass spectrometry”

  • Orobola presented a talk titled “Strain-level Differentiation of Bacteria using High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

  • Orobola was invited by Agilent Technologies to present a short talk as a part of the Ion Mobility Lightening talks titled “Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Bacteria Discrimination”

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Full Characterization of Unsaturated Lipids by Paper Spray-Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry (PS-IM-MS)”

Orobola and Kimberly won the COSAM Student Travel awards to attend ASMS, Congratulations!!

 

April 2022

Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, AL                                                                            

Dr. Hamid was invited by Prof. Angela Calderon to present a lecture titled “Ion Mobility Spectrometry (Concepts and Applications)” as a part of the Mass Spectrometry class offered in the Harrison School of Pharmacy.

Department of Chemistry, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA                                                       

Dr. Hamid was invited by Prof. Andre Clayborne to present a talk titled “Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases by Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Lexie was awarded an undergraduate research fellowship to conduct research on the investogation of epoxidation reaction using ion mobility mass spectrometry through the summer and fall semesters in the Hamid Lab, Congratulations!!

March 2022

Pittcon Conference

  • Dr. Hamid presented a poster titled "Resolving diagnostic isomeric lipids with high resolution ion mobility spectrometry”

  • Orobola presented a poster titled “Rapid Separation of Isomeric Lipids and Pesticides Using Ambient Ionization Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Auburn Research: 2022 Student Symposium

  • Orobola presented a talk titled "Species-level discrimination of Bacteria by High-Resolution Paper Spray Ion-Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

  • Kimberly presented a poster titled “Full Characterization of Unsaturated Lipids by Paper Spray-Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry (PS-IM-MS)”

  • Stella presented a poster titled "Identification of Pesticide Isomers in Crops using Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Seminar                                              

Dr. Hamid presented a talks titled “Advancing Ion Mobility Spectrometry for Clinical Applications” to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Auburn University as part of his third-year review tenure and promotion process.

American Chemical Society National Meeting, San Diego, CA                                              

Yousif Muten presented a poster titled "Paper Spray Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Effective Rapid Bacteria Discrimination”

Visitation Weekend, Auburn University                                              

Orobola presented a poster titled "High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Rapid Bacteria Detection and Discrimination” for the prospective graduate students.

Southeastern Universities Graduate Research Symposium (SURGS)                                             

Orobola presented a poster titled "High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Rapid Bacteria Detection and Discrimination” virtually.

Orobola received an Outstanding Graduate Research Poster Award from SURGS, Congratulations!!

February 2022

Kosolapoff Award                                              

Dr. Hamid hosted Dr. R. Graham Cooks who presented two talks titled “Ions for Analysis, Synthesis, and Surgery” and "Ions for Synthesis: Reaction Acceleration" as he was named the 2022 recipient of the prestigious Kosolapoff Award by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Auburn University.

Schneller Frontiers Lecture                                              

Dr. Hamid hosted Dr. Livia S. Eberlin who presented a talk titled “Advancing Cancer Research and Treatment with Ambient Ionization Mass Spectrometry” as she was named Schneller Frontier Lecturer by the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Auburn University.

Undergraduate Research Symposium, Auburn University                                              

Orobola presented a poster titled "High-Resolution Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Rapid Bacteria Detection and Discrimination”

Orobola received an Outstanding International Graduate Student Award from COSAM, Congratulations!!

January 2022

Dr. Hamid received a grant funding from the Department of Homeland Security as part of collaborative project led by Dr. Frank Bartol. It totals to ~$24M, Congratulations!!

November 2021

Southeastern Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society, Birmingham, AL                                                  

Dr. Hamid was invited to present a talk titled “Resolving diagnostic isomeric lipids with Liquid Chromatography, Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Tandem Mass Spectrometry” as a part of the “Measuring More than Mass: Innovations in Mass Spectrometry Experiments and Applications” symposium.

Pfizer Chemistry Connect virtual symposium

Orobola presented a talk titled “Resolving Diagnostic Isomeric Lipids with RPLC and Paper Spray - Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry for Clinical Diagnosis” virtually.

Southwestern Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society, Austin, TX                                                          

Dr. Hamid was invited to present a talk titled “Resolving diagnostic isomeric lipids with Liquid Chromatography, Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Tandem Mass Spectrometry” virtually as a part of the “Keynote Symposium in Honor or Professor Livia Eberlin” symposium.

American Society of Mass Spectrometry 69th annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA  

  • Benedicta was invited to present a short talk as a part of the Enhancing Environmental Applications with Tandem Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry Workshop titled “Identification of pesticides and their degradation products using liquid chromatography ion mobility mass spectrometry (LC-IM-MS) with computational calculations”

  • Dr. Hamid presented a talk titled “Resolving diagnostic isomeric lipids with Liquid Chromatography, Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Tandem Mass Spectrometry”

  • Benedicta presented a poster titled “Identification of Pesticides and their Degradation Products using Liquid Chromatography Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry (LC-IM-MS) with Computational Calculations”

Dr. Hamid received Steve Berger Travel Award from Agilent Technologies to attend ASMS, Congratulations!!

Auburn University Chemistry and Biochemistry Graduate Preview

  • Benedicta presented a poster titled “Identification of Pesticides and Degradation Products using Experimental and Theoretical Methods”

  • Orobola presented a poster titled "Resolving diagnostic isomeric lipids with RPLC and Paper Spray –Ion mobility Mass Spectrometry for Clinical diagnosis”

Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Symposium

Our undergraduate research fellow, Stella Cox presented a poster titled “Identification of Pesticide Isomers in Crops using Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

October 2021

Department of Chemistry, Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond, VA                                                       

Dr. Hamid was invited by Prof. M. Samy El-Shall to present a talk titled “Clinical Applications of Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

September 2021

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Seminar                                              

Dr. Hamid hosted Dr. Nicholas Manicke (Associate Professor, Indiana University–Purdue University Indianapolis) who presented a talk titled “3D Printed Devices to Enable the Use of Mass Spectrometry for Clinical and Homeland Security Applications" to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Auburn University.

 

August 2021

Association of Mass Spectrometry &Advances in Clinical Lab (MSACL)

Dr. Hamid presented a talk titled “Resolving diagnostic isomeric lipids with Liquid Chromatography, Ion Mobility Spectrometry and Tandem Mass Spectrometry” virtually to The MSACL community.  

Auburn University Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Symposium

  • Benedicta presented a poster titled “Identification of Pesticides and Degradation Products using Experimental and Theoretical Methods”

  • Orobola presented a poster titled Resolving diagnostic isomeric lipids with RPLC and Paper Spray –Ion mobility Mass Spectrometry for Clinical diagnosis”

Stella was awarded an undergraduate research fellowship to conduct research on the analysis of pesticide isomers using ion mobility mass spectrometry through the summer and fall semesters in the Hamid Lab, Congratulations!!

June 2021

Dr. Hamid received a grant funding from Auburn University Research Support Program as a co-PI. It is a collaborative project led by Dr. Amal Kaddoumi. It totals to $50k, Congratulations!!

Summer Science Institute (SSI)

The Hamid Lab hosted 12 talented high school students to introduce mass spectrometry and its applications to them. They could run experiments under our supervision, it was such a rewarding experience!

May 2021

National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) Collaborative Virtual Conference

Orobola presented a poster titled "Complementarity of LC, Ion mobility and Tandem Mass spectrometry in the separation and full characterization of isomeric Lipids”

Orobola won Collaborative Research Poster award from NOBBChE, Congratulations!!

March 2021

Auburn student chapter, American Chemical Society

Dr. Hamid was invited to present a talk titled “Disease Diagnostics by Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry” virtually to the ACS, Auburn student chapter. 

Auburn Research: 2021 Student Symposium

  • Benedicta presented a poster titled “Identification of pesticides in crops using LC-IM-MS”

  • Orobola presented a poster titled "Separation and identification of isomeric lipids by liquid chromatography–ion mobility mass spectrometry”

February 2021

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Seminar                                              

Dr. Hamid hosted Dr. David Muddiman (Professor, North Carolina State University) who presented a talk titled “Scientific Discovery and Impact Through Innovative Mass Spectrometry Measurements: From Plants and Model Organisms to Humans" to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Auburn University.

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Valdosta State University, Valdosta, GA                                          

Dr. Hamid was invited by Prof. Thomas Manning to present a talk titled “Clinical Applications of Ion Mobility Mass Spectrometry”

Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics Research Fair

Orobola presented a poster titled "Rapid Analysis of Sulfonamides and Pesticides mixtures by Mass Spectrometry"

November 2020

Department of Entomology and Plant Pathology, Auburn University, Auburn, AL                                              

Dr. Hamid was invited by Prof. Jeffery Coleman to present a talk titled “Clinical& Environmental Applications of Mass Spectrometry”

Auburn University Chemistry and Biochemistry e-Invitational

Orobola presented a poster titled "Rapid Analysis of Sulfonamides and Pesticides mixtures by Mass Spectrometry" to the prospective graduate students. 

Auburn University College of Sciences and Mathematics Undergraduate Research Symposium

Our undergraduate researcher, Mathew Dudich presented a poster titled “Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases and Environmental Compounds Detection”

October 2020

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Seminar                                              

Dr. Hamid hosted Dr. Brandon Ruotolo (Professor, University of Michigan) who presented a talk titled “Collision Induced Unfolding: A New Paradigm in Protein Stability Measurements" to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Auburn University.

September 2020

Auburn University Chemistry and Biochemistry Research Symposium

Orobola presented a poster titled "Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases and Environmental Compounds Detection" to the prospective graduate students. 

April 2020

Harrison School of Pharmacy, Auburn University, Auburn, AL                                                                            

Dr. Hamid was invited by Prof. Angela Calderon to present a lecture titled “Ion Mobility Spectrometry” as a part of the Mass Spectrometry class offered in the Harrison School of Pharmacy.

March 2020

Auburn University Chemistry and Biochemistry Invitational weekend

Orobola presented a poster titled "Rapid Diagnosis of Infectious Diseases and Environmental Compounds Detection" to the prospective graduate students.

November 2019

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Seminar                                              

Dr. Hamid hosted Dr. Abraham Badu-tawiah (Assistant Professor, The Ohio State University) who presented a talk titled “Panoptic Mass Spectrometry: How and Why?" to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Auburn University.

September 2019

Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Colloquium Seminar                                              

Dr. Hamid hosted Dr. Yehia Ibrahim (Senior Scientist, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory) who presented a talk titled “Advanced in gas-phase separations for multi-omics analyses" to the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry in Auburn University.

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