Our Image of the Month for April shows a Black woman with hair made up of GC-MS traces for melanin. The artist, Luis Schachner, was inspired to create this piece by the lack of representation, equity and inclusion still present in research. But this blurring of art and science is just one example of Luis’ work - keep an eye out for our longer feature in May where we’ll be showcasing more of his art! We’ve also got some quick reads for you this week, and an interview with ASMS president Susan Richardson - enjoy! 


Lauren Robertson, Deputy Editor

Image of the Month: Portrait of a Black Female Scientist
03/31/2021 | Matthew Hallam
Celebrating Black researchers with GC-MS spectrum art
An Affinity for Water
We talk to Susan Richardson, Professor of Chemistry at the University of South Carolina and President of ASMS, about her career in water analysis
Spike Protein Potential
03/30/2021 | Lauren Robertson
HDXMS reveals new therapeutic targets on SARS-Co-V2 spike protein
The Secrets of Liquid Sunshine
04/06/2021 | Lauren Robertson
Do environmental conditions influence the more subtle flavors of whiskey?
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Trace Level Determination of Volatile Organic Components (VOC’s) in packaged drinking water

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Extraction of a Comprehensive Steroid Panel from Human Serum (AN939)

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Analysis of VOCs Using EPA 524.4 by Automated Purge and Trap Concentrator

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