April 11, 2018
Mac Gilliland, Ph.D., a postdoctoral fellow at the UNC Eshelman School of Pharmacy, has been selected for the 2018 Postdoctoral Career Development Award from the American Society of Mass Spectroscopy.
Gilliland is a member of the lab of Angela Kashuba, Pharm.D., the John and Deborah McNeill, Jr. Distinguished Professor and chair of the Division of Pharmacotherapy and Experimental Therapeutics. He joined the Kashuba lab in May 2017 as a postdoctoral research associate and works under the direction of Research Associate Professor Eli Rosen, Ph.D., who is focused on developing a novel mass spectroscopy imaging technique called infrared matrix-assisted laser desorption electrospray ionization, or IR MALDESI.
Gilliland’s research is focused on studying the distribution of antiretrovirals in different tissues using mass spectrometric imaging techniques. He is also using mass spectrometric imaging to study antiretrovirals in hair strands as a strategy to monitor patient adherence.
The award provides Gilliland with $10,000 to be used to enhance his professional development. The award will be presented June 6 at the ASMS annual conference held June 3 to 7 in San Diego.
Gilliland received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2017. He completed his undergraduate work at Davidson College, receiving a B.S. in chemistry in 2012.