Livia Schiavinato Eberlin
Baylor College of Medicine
I have been involved with the ASMS from a young age; first attending as the daughter of a scientist passionate about mass spectrometry, later as a student and postdoctoral researcher, and now as an independent scientist and professor. I love everything about ASMS – the conferences where I have had some of the best memories of my career; the JASMS publications through which I can follow my colleagues exciting research; and the relationships and networking opportunities ASMS has provided. Serving in the board would be an honor and an incredible venue to continue with my commitment of promoting and disseminating mass spectrometry to the broader scientific community.
Livia Schiavinato Eberlin received her B.S. in Chemistry from the State University of Campinas in 2008. In 2012, she received her Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University under the supervision of Prof. R. Graham Cooks, where she contributed to the development of desorption electrospray ionization mass spectrometry imaging for tissue imaging and cancer diagnosis. She then pursued her postdoctoral research at Stanford University under the mentorship of Prof. Richard N. Zare, where she continued to apply mass spectrometry imaging and advanced statistical analyses methods in cancer research. Prof. Eberlin started her independent career as an assistant professor at The University of Texas at Austin in 2016. She recently moved to Baylor College of Medicine where she is currently an Associate Professor in the Department of Surgery.
Prof. Eberlin’s research program centers around the development and application of direct mass spectrometry technologies in health-related research, with a particular focus on disease detection and diagnosis to improve patient care and clinical outcomes. Her research team primarily develops and applies mass spectrometry imaging assays and the MasSpec Pen technology to investigate metabolic markers related to disease development and further translate these methods to the clinic for use in clinical diagnostics and surgical margin evaluation.
Prof. Eberlin is passionate and committed to mentorship, scientific education, and efforts related to promoting diversity and inclusion within the scientific community. She has been involved with many mentorship efforts for unrepresentative minorities throughout her career including HHMI Exceptional Research Opportunities Program at Stanford University and the NSF REU program at UT Austin. She has been actively engaged with the L’Oréal for Women in Science Program and the AAAS for many years where she has lead efforts related to advancing representation of women in Science. She has also been an active member of several scientific communities, including ACS, BrMASS, and MSACL, where she served as a member of the Scientific Committee. She has been a member of ASMS for over a decade, and was recently delighted to serve as the chair of the Diversity and Inclusion Committee.