Jody May

Research Assistant Professor

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jody.c.may@vanderbilt.edu
University of Central Arkansas - B.S. in Chemistry
Texas A&M University - Ph.D.


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   Jody received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Central Arkansas in 2001. He pursued an undergraduate research thesis under the guidance of Prof. Bill Taylor studying the state specific reactivity of transition metals in the gas phase.
   Jody completed his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Texas A&M University in 2009 under the direction of Prof. David Russell. His graduate projects included the design of novel ion trap geometries for the ion cyclotron resonance experiment and developing ion mobility instrumentation based on surface induced dissociation and time-of-flight mass analysis. His final dissertation project focused on the development and characterization of a mass selectable cryogenic ion mobility-mass spectrometer designed to improve the analytical figures-of-merit for ion mobility analysis. His interests in scientific instrument design and construction were cultivated while at Texas A&M.
   Jody began his postdoctoral work with Prof. John Mclean in 2009 where he began implementing a development program in ion mobilty-mass spectrometry instrumentation. He was appointed to the title of Research Professor in 2011 and continues to design and develop next-generation instrumentation for structural mass spectrometry research. His current projects include the development of a multi-channel spectrometer for high-throughput chemical analysis and the implementation of cryogenic ion mobility for high resolution measurements.

Publications:
  • "Lipid Analysis and Lipidomics by Structurally Selective Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry" M. Kliman, J. C. May‚Ć & J. A. McLean, Biochimica et Biophysica Acta: Molecular and Cellular Biology of Lipids, article in press (doi: 10.1016j.bbalip.2011.05.016) 2011
  • "A Mass-Selective Variable-Temperature Drift Tube Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometer for Temperature Dependent Ion Mobility Studies" J. C. May & D. H. Russell, Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 22(7), pp 1134-1145 (2011).
  • "The Conformational Landscape of Biomolecules in Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry" J. C. May & J. A. McLean, submitted for inclusion in Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry: Theory and Applications, C. L. Wilkins & S. Trimpin, Eds., CRC Press (2010).
  • "A Cryogenic-Temperature Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometer for Improved Ion Mobility Resolution" J. C. May & D. H. Russell, submitted for inclusion in Ion Mobility Spectrometry-Mass Spectrometry: Theory and Applications, C. L. Wilkins & S. Trimpin, Eds., CRC Press (2010).
  • "Dual Source Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometer for Direct Comparison of Electrospray Ionization and MALDI Collision Cross Section Measurements" S. Sundarapandian, J. C. May & J. A. McLean, Analytical Chemistry, 82(8), pp 3247-3254 (2010).
  • "A Dual Time-of-flight Apparatus for an Ion Mobility-Surface Induced Dissociation Mass Spectrometer for High Throughput Peptide Sequencing", W. Sun, J. C. May, K. J. Gillig & D. H. Russell, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 287 (1-3), pp 39-45 (2009).
  • "A Novel Surface-Induced Dissociation Instrument for Ion Mobility-Time-of-Flight Mass Spectrometry", W. Sun, J. C. May & D. H. Russell, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry, 259 (1-3), pp 79-86 (2007).
  • "Reactions of Cu+(1S,3D) and Au+(1S,3D) with CH3Br", W. S. Taylor, J. C. May & A. S. Lasater, Journal of Physical Chemistry A, 107 (13), pp 2209-2215 (2003).