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Amanda Bayless (Fed)

Research Biologist

Amanda’s work is focused on improving measurement techniques and expanding technologies that will ultimately promote best practices and high-quality data collection in the metabolomics community. She applies a broad range of untargeted and targeted analytical techniques (NMR, LC-MS, GC-MS) to answer pressing biological questions and to improve harmonization in the field of metabolomics. Her work towards harmonization is implemented by the measurement and development of biological reference materials with applications in clinical health, environmental exposure, and complex microbial systems. Amanda's experience with reference materials includes NIST certification of targeted analyte values traceable to SI as well as the development of technically updated reference methods that support the accuracy of specific measurements.

Membership and Professional Activities

Metabolomics Quality Assurance & Quality Control Consortium (mQACC): Research and Test Materials Working Group, 2022-present

Metabolomics Association of North America (MANA), 2020-present

Metabolomics Society (MetSoc), 2021-2022

Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry (SETAC), 2018-2022


College of Charleston Presentation Grant, November 2018

SETAC Student Travel Award, November 2018

Joanna Deepwater Fellowship, May 2018


Best practices in NMR metabolomics: Current state

Tracey Schock, Amanda Bayless, Goncalo Gouveia, Robert Powers, Valerie Copie, John Cort, Hamid R. Eghbalnia, Wimal Pathmasiri, David S Wishart, Erik Andersson, Robert Brua, Leo Cheng, Chaevien Clendinen, Darcy Cochran, Alexandra Crook, Michah Jeppesen, Amith Maroli, Matthew Merritt, Heidi Roth, Isin Sakallioglu, Saurav Sarma, Lloyd Sumner, Panteleimon Takis, Mario Uchimiya
A literature survey was conducted to identify current practices used by NMR metabolomics investigators. A total of 463 papers from 2020 and 80 papers from 2010

Multi'omic Characterization of Human Whole Stool RGTMs

Amanda L. Bayless, Sandra M. Da Silva, Clay Davis, Abraham Kuri Cruz, Tracey Schock, Stephanie Servetas, Paulina Piotrowski
The gut microbiome plays a critical role in a vast and disparate set of health and disease states, including cancer and obesity. Human fecal is a complex
Created March 3, 2020, Updated April 17, 2024