Shane Lamos Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pre-Pharmacy Degree Coordinator

Shane Lamos


Ph.D. University of Wisconsin
B.S. Saint Michael’s College

Areas of Expertise:

Using Organic synthesis to develop new tools for the qualitative and quantitative assessment of proteins and metabolites

Courses I Teach:

Chemistry Senior Seminar
Organic Chemistry
General Chemistry


Recent Scholarly Achievements:

Dr. Lamos has spoken at many regional and national conferences concerning his work in metabolomics and proteomics, including at the American Chemical Society National Meeting (2010-2011), the Eastern Analytical Symposium (2011), and the Vermont Genetics Network (2008-2011). Dr. Lamos has published several research articles in the areas of proteomics and metabolomics and in 2011 he and his collaborators were issued U.S. Patent #7,982,070 for the development of “Ionizable Isotopic Labeling Reagents for Relative Quantification by Mass Spectrometry”. Dr. Lamos and his undergraduate research students have been supported through a number of internal and external research and travel grants totaling over $400,000 from 2006-2012.

Awards & Recognition

In January 2009 I was an invited speaker at the third annual Vermont Genetics Network Professional Development Seminar. There I delivered a talk on “Integrating research into the organic chemistry curriculum.” In 2007, I published a paper in Analytical Chemistry titled “Relative Quantification of Carboylic Acid Metabolites by Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry using Isotopic Variants of Cholamine.”

I have received over $200,000 in funded grants from the Vermont Genetics Network to support my research with undergraduate students at Saint Michael’s College on new istopic labels in mass spectrometry.


On Teaching and Research:

One of my favorite classes to teach is Organic Chemistry, because it is where I do my own scholarly research and I find that I can bring that experience directly to the students in the classroom and laboratory.

Life Off Campus:

Outside Saint Michael’s I enjoy fishing, botany, racquetball and hockey.

Recent News

Shane Lamos, associate professor of chemistry, this past year attended an Exam Writing Committee meeting during the American Chemical Society (ACS) meeting in San Diego, California. Shane is a co-author for the upcoming 2020 Organic Chemistry ACS National Exam produced by the Society’s Exams Institute. The ACS Exams Institute produces nationally normed exams for most chemistry courses, ranging from high school through the entire undergraduate chemistry curriculum in the United States. Many undergraduate programs, including Saint Michael’s, use them for assessment and graduate programs use ACS Exams to measure the content knowledge of students starting graduate school. Shane is also a co-author of the 2018 Organic Chemistry ACS National Exam.
(posted February 2020)

Shane Lamos, Christina Chant and Bret Findley of the Saint Michael’s chemistry faculty all attended the 25th Biennial Conference on Chemical Education at the University of Notre Dame at the beginning of the month.  Christina gave a talk, Bret gave a talk and presented a poster — talk title “Introducing Problems Involving Environmental Topics to Enhance Learning and Interest in Physical Chemistry” and poster title “Using Thermo-Solvatochromism to Measure the Impact of Temperature on Solvent Stabilization” — and Shane continued his work writing a national organic chemistry exam for the American Chemical Society.  The Biennial Conference on Chemical Education (BCCE) is a national meeting sponsored by the Division of Chemical Education (DivCHED) of the American Chemical Society (ACS). The Conference is designed for those who teach chemistry at all levels.
(posted January 2019)

Shane Lamos of the chemistry faculty attended the American Chemical Society National Meeting in New Orleans on March 17 with chemistry colleague David Heroux and several students who presented posters and talks on their summer research. Shane did “some very interesting and important work with the ACS Exams Institute,” David reports.
(posted June 2018)

Shane Lamos, associate professor of chemistry, recently was co-author  with four others on a research paper, “Multiplexed Analysis of Cage and Cage Free Chicken Egg Fatty Acids Using Stable Isotope Labeling and Mass Spectrometry,” appearing in the journal Molecules (2013, 18, 14977-14988). Shane also received a second patent for the use of his metabolomic labeling reagents (Lamos, S. M. and nine others, “Ionizable Isotopic Labeling Reagents for Relative Quantification by Mass Spectrometry” U.S. Patent #7,982,070, 2011 and U.S. Patent #8,563,777, 2013). He will be traveling to the American Chemical Society National Meeting (March 16-20) in Dallas, TX, where one of his students, Katherine Schutt ’14, will present the latest results from their research. Her poster is titled “Biomarker Analysis Using Mixed Isotope Labeling With Mass Spectrometry.”  (March 2014)

Shane Lamos, assistant professor of chemistry, gave presentations in November 2011 at two venues: On Nov. 14, 2011, he gave a talk at the Eastern Analytical Symposium in Somerset, N.J., titled “Mixed Isotope Labeling for the Relative Quantification of Metabolites and Biomarkers.” The talk was given in honor of the EAS award for Outstanding Achievements in Mass Spectrometry presented to Dr. Ian Blair of the University of Pennsylvania. On Nov. 30, 2011, he gave a talk in the Current Topics in Environmental Science Speaker Series at Johnson State College titled “Relative Quantification of Metabolites and Biomarkers.” And this past July, Shane was part of team of researchers that was granted U.S. Patent #7,982,070 tilted “Ionizable Is