Anne Marie Smith received her Ph.D. in Chemical Biology from McMaster University where she developed MALDI-MS based assays for screening aminoglycoside kinases. After graduating she was employed as an Associate Scientist with Gilead Sciences in Alberta where her work focused primarily on impurity identification by LC-MS and LC method development. At Piramal Healthcare in Aurora, Ontario Anne Marie developed methods by LC, GC and LC-MS as an Analyst. Having recently joined ACD/Labs Anne Marie is applying her hands on experience with analytical instruments and scientific software packages; and knowledge of chromatographic method validation, to troubleshoot technical challenges for customers.
Brent G. Pautler obtained his Ph.D. from the University of Toronto where he gained valuable experience in complex mixture analysis by several spectroscopic and spectrometric methods including LC(GC)/MS, fluorescence spectroscopy, and NMR spectroscopy. Prior to his graduate work, he completed his B.Sc. in Chemistry at the University of Waterloo where he was heavily involved in a variety of research and student activities. After a brief Postdoctoral Fellowship at University of California Davis, Brent joined ACD/Labs where he is now an Application Scientist helping scientists apply ACD/Labs software to address their challenges.