Carlito B. Lebrilla
University of California, Davis
I am most grateful for the impact ASMS has had on my career and my scientific journey. ASMS has provided me with a community that has both nurtured me and challenged me to do better. I want many to experience this community and its benefits including those from different educational and social backgrounds. I would like to make ASMS even more inclusive and the leadership to be truly representative of its diverse membership. But most of all, I want ASMS to still be the best scientific society with the best organized and technologically advanced meetings.
Carlito Lebrilla is a Distinguished Professor at the University of California, Davis. He was born in the Philippines and emigrated with his family to California, USA. He received his BS at the University of California, Irvine. He received his PhD from the University of California, Berkeley. He was an Alexander von Humboldt as well as a NATO postdoctoral fellow at the Technical University in Berlin under Prof. Helmut Schwarz. He was a President’s Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of California, Irvine under Prof. Robert McIver, Jr.
In his over 30-year academic career thus far, Dr. Lebrilla has researched nearly all aspects of mass spectrometry from building and designing high performance mass spectrometers, to studying fundamental ion-molecule reactions in the gas-phase, and developing bioanalytical methods for glycomic, glycoproteomic, and carbohydrate analyses. The work of his research group has led to revealing the role of human milk oligosaccharides in developing the gut microbiome of infants, new biomarkers for ovarian, lung, and colorectal cancers, and the role of food carbohydrate in nutrition and cell glycosylation in health and diseases. He has over 500 peer-reviewed publications and nearly 20 patents. His works have been translated to consumer products in several startups he has co-founded including Infinant Health, InterVenn Bio, and BCD Bio (OneBio).
Dr. Lebrilla has organized many national and international meetings in mass spectrometry and particularly for ASMS. He has served on several committees and the executive board of ASMS. He has served and is serving on several editorial advisory board for mass spectrometry and bioanalytical journals. He is co-chief editor for Mass Spectrometry Reviews.