Christopher J. Petzold
Dr Petzold earned his doctorate in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University with emphasis on gas-phase ion chemistry and mass spectrometric methods development. After graduating from Purdue, he performed his post-doctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley focusing on methods development and application of mass spectrometry to glycomics and lipidomics research applied to tuberculosis research. Dr Petzold joined Prof. Jay Keasling’s research group in 2005 as part of the team tasked to study the impact of metabolic engineering on the host microbe via proteomics. He is currently a research scientist with Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory in the Physical Biosciences Division and Deputy Director of Proteomics for the Joint BioEnergy Institute (JBEI). His research efforts at JBEI focus on applying quantitative proteomics research to metabolic engineering efforts and developing mass spectrometric solutions to problems facing biofuel production.