Stefanie Wernisch obtained her PhD in analytical chemistry from the University of Vienna (Austria), where she worked in Wolfgang Lindner's research group for separation science, liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry. Her thesis dealt with the synthesis and characterization of chiral ion exchangers for the liquid chromatographic stereoisomer separation of charged molecules.
Before joining Dr. Pennathur's lab in 2014, Steffi has worked on non-covalent peptide-selector association constants with ion trap mass spectrometry (Prof. Kevin Schug, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Texas at Arlington) and on the determination of carbohydrates in serum and tissue with MALDI-MS (Indiana University). Her current projects are focused on the development of separation techniques for MS-based metabolomics. Among them are the implementation of targeted hydrophilic interaction liquid chromatography (HILIC) assays, multi-dimensional chromatography techniques and differential mobility spectrometry. Steffi was accepted into the MICHR Post-Doctoral Translational Science Program at the University of Michigan in 2016.