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Arezue F.B. Boroujerdi

Arezue Boroujerdi is a NIST post-doctoral fellow working in the NMR facility.  Her NMR work is geared toward the rapidly growing field of metabolomics. In conjunction with the interests of the scientists at the Hollings M arine Laboratory, she is pursuing environmental metabolomics to investigate the effects of environmental stressors on marine organisms. Her current projects and interests involve a temperature-dependent bacteria that affects corals, dietary effects on the metabolome of fish, and construction of an NMR standards database comprising of common metabolites found in marine organisms.

Prior to joining NIST in March 2008, Arezue completed her Ph.D. work which involved protein structure calculations. Starting from the DNA of a halophilic protein (hvDHFR1), she produced (via molecular biology techniques) and purified (via column chromatography) the protein. Using three-dimensional NMR spectroscopy, she was able to achieve complete chemical shift assignments for the protein. Finally, through the use of various NMR software, she was able to calculate the structure of the protein. Arezue’s graduate work resulted in several publications in peer-reviewed journals and presentations at national and regional conferences.


  • First place in Chemistry at the 2009 NIST Chapter of Sigma Xi Postdoctoral Poster Presentation

Membership and Professional Activities:

  • American Chemical Society, Member – 2006 to 2009
  • Metabolomics Society Member – 2009 to present



Post Doctoral Research Chemist
Analytical Chemistry Division

Employment History:

  • Teaching Assistant, Mississippi State University, 2001-2008
  • Post Doctoral Research Chemist, NIST, 2008-present


  • Chemistry, BS, Mississippi State University, 2001
  • Chemistry, MS, Mississippi State University, 2005
  • Analytical Chemistry, Ph.D., Mississippi State University, 2008

Phone: 843-762-8924
Fax: 843-762-8742