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Heather

Heather Brewer

Biosystms Dynamics & Simula
Scientist
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: K8-87
Richland, WA 99352

Biography

Heather Brewer performs sample preparation and sample management for a wide variety of sample types, including bacteria (BSL 1 & 2), viruses, soils, plants, tissues (mammalian), and fungi. She has specialized in performing multi-omics preparations from challenging sample types such as working with extremely small masses of protein, extracting protein from highly complex matrices and overcoming sample contamination issues. Heather has an analytical chemistry background which leads to her ability to work easily with large numbers of samples as well as extremely complex preparation techniques. She also has experience with the use and maintenance of HPLC, GC, GC-MS and HPLC-MS instrumentation which is often utilized in ensuring the analytical HPLC’s used in the preparation lab are in working order. Prior to joining the Mass Spectrometry group in EMSL, Heather worked for the Toxicokinetic & Bioanalytical Chemistry group at PNNL as well as at a geochemistry and analytical chemistry lab in Spokane. This background has enabled her to provide high-quality and innovative sample preparation methods to further the scientific goals of the Principal Investigators and EMSL collaborators that she works with on a daily basis.

Research Interests

  • Pathogens of all types
  • soil/rhizosphere microbiomes

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities (ABRF)

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