Fenselau, Catherine

Catherine Fenselau
1504 Biochemistry Bldg
Research Interests: 
  • Modification of protein structures and abundances by disease and chemotherapy
  • New methods for mass spectrometry-based proteomics
  • Rapid identification and forensic analyses of pathogens using mass spectrometry, proteomics and bioinformatics.
  • A.B. Chemistry 1961, Bryn Mawr College, Bryn Mawr, PA
  • Ph.D. Organic Chemistry 1965, Stanford University (with Carl Djerassi)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow 1966, Univ. Calif. Berkeley, (with Melvin Calvin) (AAUW Fellowship)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow 1967, NASA Space Sciences Laboratory (with Melvin Calvin and A.L. Burlingame)

Professional Experience

  • Professor, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland, 1998-present
  • Member, Greenebaum Cancer Center, Univ. Maryland Med. School, 2001-present
  • Affiliate faculty, Fischell Dept of Bioengineering, Univ. of Maryland, 2007-present
  • Chair, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Maryland, 1998-2000
  • Professor and Chair, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, Univ. Maryland Baltimore County, 1987-1998
  • Interim Dean of the Graduate School & Assoc. Vice President for Research, UMBC 1995-1996
  • Instructor to Professor, Dept. of Pharmacology and Molec. Science, Johns Hopkins Univ. Sch. of Med., 1967-1987
  • Visiting Professor, Kansai Univ. (Japan) 1986
  • Visiting Professor, Univ. Warwick (UK) 1980
  • Exchange Lecturer Moscow Institute of Physics & Technology 1991
Professional Memberships: 


Honors and Awards: 
  • Board of Trustees, Maryland Science Center 1998-2010
  • Internat.Mass Spectrom.Foundation Thomson Medal 2009
  • ACS Field & Franklin Award for Contributions in Mass spectrom 2008
  • Braude Award, ACS Chesapeake Section, 2006
  • Honorary Foreign Member of the Japanese Society for Mass Spectrometry 2006-present
  • Hillebrand Prize, ACS Capitol Section; AnaChem Award 2003
  • Elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2001
  • Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Achievements in Analytical Chemistry 1999
  • Robert and Jane Meyerhof Chair in Biochemistry 1997-1998
  • Medal of the Spectroscopy Society of Pittsburgh 1993
  • NIH Merit award 1991-2001
  • Maryland Chemist Award, ACS Chesapeake Section1989
  • ACS Garvan Medal,1985; Best Paper of the Year in Drug Metabolism Disposition 1982
  • NIH Research Career Development Award 1970-1974
  • Fellow, American Association of University Women 1965-1966
Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
University of Maryland, College Park