Fred E. Lytle received his B.S. degree in Chemistry from Juniata College in 1964 and earned his Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry at The Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1968. He joined the faculty at Purdue University that same year, being promoted to Associate Professor in 1974, Professor in 1979, and Professor Emeritus in 2008. While at Purdue he was the acting Director of Instrumentation, the Director of General Chemistry, the head of the Analytical Division, the Director of the Harry L. Pardue Center for Advanced Instrumentation, and the Associate Department Head in charge of Centers and Facilities.
He was a pioneer in the application of lasers to analytical chemistry and a co-developer of the synchronously-pumped dye laser. Throughout his tenure at Purdue he taught a nationally-recognized graduate course on numeric and electronic methods of signal-to-noise enhancement.
During his tenure at Purdue he was awarded the Merck Company Faculty Development Award, Outstanding Teacher in the School of Science, Amoco Undergraduate Teaching Award, Outstanding Innovation In Helping Students Learn Award for his work with scientific Braille; and, was named the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching 1996 Indiana Professor of the Year.
At the national level he has received the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry Award in Chemical Instrumentation, the J. Calvin Giddings Award for Excellence in Education, and the American Chemical Society Award in Analytical Chemistry.
In 2009 he was named a Fellow of the Society for Applied Spectroscopy. He has been a member of the National Bureau of Standards Panel for Analytical Chemistry and the National Science Foundation Chemistry Advisory Board. He has been an associate editor of Applied Spectroscopy, a member of the editorial board of Analytica Chimica Acta, and the spectroscopy editor of Analytical Chemistry. He currently is a member of the American Chemical Society and the Society for Applied Spectroscopy.
Amy Gilchriest received her B.S. degree in Chemistry and Mathematics from The College of William and Mary in 2000 and earned her Ph.D. degree in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University in 2005, studying under the direction of Professor R. Graham Cooks. In her graduate research, Dr. Gilchriest designed and developed novel multiplexed ion trap mass spectrometers for high throughput sample analysis.
While at Purdue, she was awarded the American Chemical Society (ACS) Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Research Fellowship in 2004 and named the Alice Watson Research Scholar by the Department of Chemistry as inaugural awardee in 2005. She is a member of ACS and the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS).
Adam Zabell brings twelve years of life sciences research and training experience to Client Services. He completed his Ph.D. in Medicinal Chemistry studying peptide structures by NMR before taking a joint-appointed Walther Fellowship at Purdue University and the University of Notre Dame to apply cheminformatics and crystallography on an anti-cancer phosphatase target.
Prior to joining Indigo BioSystems, he worked as Principal Scientist for an IT contract support group at Eli Lilly & Co. to liaison between technical and scientific teams while developing a curriculum placing that support role in the larger context of the drug discovery pipeline.
Ronald Wampler received his B.S.in Chemistry from the University of Virginia, College of Wise in 2003 and earned his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University in 2008.
Prior to joining Indigo BioSystems, he completed a Postdoctoral Fellowship at the University of Utah under the guidance of Dr. Marc Porter developing novel immunoassays for clinical diagnostics.