2019 Outstanding Scientific Achievements by a Young Investigator
Dr. Eberlin is assistant professor of chemistry at the University of Texas at Austin. Her passion for mass spectrometry started when she was an undergraduate research assistant in a laboratory at the State University of Campinas in her home country of Brazil. While pursuing a doctorate in analytical chemistry at Purdue University in Indiana under the mentorship of Dr. R. Graham Cooks, she applied ambient ionization mass spectrometry imaging to human cancer diagnosis. In recognition of her innovative doctoral work, she received many awards, including the Nobel Laureate Signature Award from the American Chemical Society. In 2012, she started her postdoctoral work at Stanford University under the guidance of Dr. Richard N. Zare, where she continued to develop mass spectrometry technology for biomedical research. During that time, she received a L’Oréal for Women in Science Fellowship and a National Cancer Institute Pathway to Independence Award. She was included on the Forbes 30 under 30 list in science and healthcare. Since she joined the University of Texas in 2016, she and her group have been recognized for their research at the interface of chemistry and medicine, focused on developing innovative mass spectrometry technologies to address critical problems in health-related research. She has contributed 60 publications to peer-reviewed journals and written a book chapter on imaging of lipids and metabolites, and presented more than two dozen invited talks at conferences. In 2018, Dr. Eberlin was named a Sloan Research Fellow, a Moore Inventor Fellow, and a MacArthur Fellow.