Before joining NIST, Dr. Kilpatrick received a Ph.D. in biochemistry from Northern Illinois University and worked as a post-doctoral fellow at the Medical University of South Carolina where she identified post-translational modifications of lens proteins during cataract formation. She has experience in top-down and high-throughput proteomics using triple quadrupole, Q-TOF, MALDI and Orbitrap mass spectrometers. Dr. Kilpatrick’s current work includes developing a reference measurement procedure for the quantification of vitamin D-binding protein using isotope-dilution mass spectrometry and improving the reproducibility of proteomics techniques using standard reference materials and reference libraries.
2012 Best Poster, ABRF Conference
2002 Best Woman Student, NIU