Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award

February 21, 2018

The 2017 Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award will be presented Monday morning at Pittcon 2018 to Professor Robert Kennedy from the University of Michigan. The award will be presented by Mary Ellen McNally of EI DuPont de Nemours and Company.

Session 30

Room 311CD

8:30–11:50 a.m.

The 2017 Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley Dal Nogare Award will be presented Monday morning at Pittcon 2018 to Professor Robert Kennedy from the University of Michigan. The award will be presented by Mary Ellen McNally of EI DuPont de Nemours and Company.

The Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley chooses award recipients based on their contributions to the fundamental understanding of the chromatographic process. The award was established in honor of Stephen Dal Nogare, who died in 1968 after serving for six months as president of the Chromatography Forum. The Dal Nogare Award has been given yearly since 1972. Kennedy, who will be the 46th recipient of the award, is being recognized for his contributions to the theory and application of separation science in neuroscience, endocrinology, and biotechnology.

Kennedy’s research interests include the development of high-speed separations for sensing, detection of noncovalent complexes, and screening. His group has developed instrumentation that couples sampling probes to capillary electrophoresis, capillary chromatography, LC–MS, and microfluidic assays for monitoring neurotransmitters in vivo. These methods have been used for studying changes in neurotransmitter concentrations associated with behavior and diseases. His group has also developed sensors and microfluidic electrophoresis devices for monitoring insulin secretion from pancreatic b-cells. The group has coupled these methods with LC-MS metabolomics to understand the biochemical mechanism of insulin secretion and perturbations associated with diabetes. His group is also researching the use of rapid electrophoretic and MS assays for high-throughput screening. Kennedy has received several awards for his work, including the McKnight Award for Technical Innovations in Neuroscience, EAS Separation Science Award, Golay Award for Achievements in Chromatography, The Ralph Adams Award in Bioanalytical Chemistry and several teaching awards. He has held several service posts and is presently Associate Editor of Analytical Chemistry and Chair of the Chemistry Department at the University of Michigan.

A session of oral presentations will follow the award presentation, with talks to be given by Kennedy on the use of UHPLC and derivatization for metabolomics analysis, Mary Wirth (Purdue University) on a new class of bonded phases for reversed-phase liquid chromatography, Milton L. Lee (Brigham Young University) on target analyte detection in nanoflow LC using serially arranged column segments, James L. Edwards (St. Louis University) on a universal derivatization method for metabolites for improved sensitivity in LC–MS, and Joshua Coon (University of Wisconsin Madison) on mapping the glycoproteome with activated ion electron transfer dissociation.