Valentinas Gruzdys, PhD
Dr. Valentinas Gruzdys developed interest in clinical chemistry early in his academic training which led him to pursue and obtain a PhD in Clinical and Bioanalytical Chemistry at Cleveland State University. He has worked on chemical modification, characterization and activity studies of hemostatic protein, thrombomodulin. His interest in clinical mass spectrometry applications in protein analysis stemmed from a collaborative project with Dr. Adam McShane at the Cleveland Clinic, which was recognized by the NACB distinguished abstract award in 2016. Valentinas’ past work and enthusiasm for the educational mission of AACC community has also been recognized at AACC Northeast Ohio and National levels through Student Abstract Competition awards as well as a SYCL Domestic Travel Grant. Valentinas is currently enrolled in a clinical chemistry fellowship program at the University of Utah. He enjoys learning more about various aspects of clinical chemistry and cannot wait to make his own contributions to the field after his training.
Adam J. McShane, PhD
Dr. Adam J. McShane obtained a BS in chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and a PhD in biological chemistry from the University of Connecticut. His doctoral research focused on novel chemical tools and methods for quantitative proteomics. He joined Cleveland Clinic as a clinical biochemistry fellow, where his service partially involved the development and validation of clinical mass spectrometry assays. Adam is currently the medical director of the automated chemistry and acute care laboratories at Cleveland Clinic.