By Kim Woznack
Dr. Amanda Hummon, 2016 WCC Rising Star, is a Pittsburgh, PA native who completed her undergraduate work at Cornell University, followed by her Ph.D. at the University of Illinois, Urbana‐Champaign. After postdoctoral appointments with the University of Illinois and the National Cancer Institute at the National Institutes of Health, she began her career as a faculty member at Notre Dame. In addition to being recognized as a WCC Rising Star, Amanda has also been recognized with a NSF CAREER award and a Society for Analytical Chemists of Pittsburg starter grant.
The Hummon research group focuses on using analytical chemistry to explore the proteomics of cancer. They have developed and adapted mass spectrometry tools for studying cancer progression.
In addition to the crucial research that they do, the Hummon group also likes to have fun. This includes modeling important safety habits, like wearing the appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE), with each member adopting a moppet alter ego.
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