News & Events – The Kennedy Group

Lab “Spotify Wrapped” 2021

‘Tis the season for #SpotifyWrapped! Here are some groups and papers that inspired our grad students this year (in no particular order). Links to the papers are below •Castro, Nat Methods, 2021 •Fekete, J Chrom A, 2021 •Li, Nat Comm, 2020 •Schirmer, Anal Chem, 2020 •Xu, Anal Chem, 2021

2020 New Students

We are excited to announce that three new PhD students joined the Kennedy lab during the 2020-2021 academic year! Bridget Murray joins us from the University of Pittsburgh, and will be working on team high-throughput experimentation. Joe Naese joins us from Rowan University, where he worked with Kennedy lab alum Prof. Jim Grinias. Joe will …

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NSF GRFP Results

We congratulate our group members for receiving offers and honorable mentions from the National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program. Joshua Jones (incoming class of 2018) was awarded this prestigious fellowship for his proposed work in using liquid chromatography for the discovery of unique nucleosides. Josh performs this work between both the Kennedy and Koutmou groups. Additionally, …

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Kennedy Work Featured in C&EN & F1000

Recently, work from the Kennedy Lab was featured in Chemical & Engineering News. The paper, published in the German journal Angewandte Chemie, highlighted technology enabling mass directed droplet sorting. The C&EN article has input from Dr. Jeff Moore at Merck & co., Professor Kennedy, and Professor Brian Paegel from the University of California, Irvine. Additionally, the paper was …

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2019 Graduates!

Over the past few months, we celebrated the defenses of a number of Kennedy lab members. In August, Dr. Daniel Steyer defended his thesis entitled “Electrospray and Nanoelectrospray Ionization-Mass Spectrometry Systems for the High- Throughput Analysis of Microfluidic Droplets.” Since August, Dr. Steyer has started as a post doctoral researcher at Florida State University with Professor …

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Mahmoud el Azzouny Graduates

Mahmoud el Azzouny is the latest Ph.D. from the Kennedy group. His dissertation was entitled “Development and Application of Metabolomics Techniques to Improve Understanding of Glucose and Fatty Acid Metabolism in β-cells and their Role in Insulin Secretion”. His work has been published in 2 papers in Journal of Biological Chemistry with another one coming …

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UM to be a national metabolomics center

UM received a $9.1M grant from the NIH to house the Michigan Regional Comprehensive Metabolomics Research Center (MRC2). Professor Charles Burant is the Director and Professor Kennedy directs the Analytical Core. Visit to learn more.

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