Gustavus Adolphus College chemistry professor Dwight Stoll has been named as a recipient of an Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award in support of his research applying two-dimensional liquid chromatography (2D-LC) to biopharmaceutical analysis.
Stoll will use the award to lead an international team of researchers from academia and industry as they seek to resolve challenges that biopharmaceutical scientists face when analyzing complex samples.
“I am honored to receive this award, and very excited about Agilent’s support of the vision of my laboratory and our collaborators, as we focus on the development of next-generation analytical tools based on 2D-LC for the biopharmaceutical research area,” said Stoll, who has been a faculty member at Gustavus since 2008.
“We are pleased to support Dr. Stoll’s research using Agilent’s transformative 2D-LC technology, said Dr. Stefan Schuette, vice president and general manager of the Liquid Phase Separations Division at Agilent Technologies. “The collaborative nature of the research of Dr. Stoll and his international colleagues, combining both academia and industry, will undoubtedly accelerate the progress of these types of solutions for the biopharma industry.”
The partnership is unique among small liberal arts colleges and Stoll looks forward to using the award to accelerate his research through the funding of undergraduates in his research, in addition to utilizing Agilent technology including a 2D-LC system, and state-of-the-art quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometer (QTOF-MS), both provided by Agilent Technologies.
“This award and the project it will support will bring incredible research opportunities to Gustavus undergraduates. They will gain hands-on experience with state-of-the-art instrumentation, and have opportunities to develop problem-solving skills and knowledge that will be immediately applicable in their endeavors after Gustavus,” Stoll said. “The international team of collaborators we have assembled for this project reflects the way modern research is done, and students will have opportunities to interact with these experts in several areas of biopharmaceutical research.”
The Agilent Thought Leader Award promotes fundamental scientific advances by contributing financial support, products and expertise to the research of influential thought leaders in the life sciences, diagnostics and applied chemical markets. Information about previous award recipients is available by visiting the Agilent Thought Leader Program web page.
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