Faculty Profile

Shane Lamos, PhD

Associate Professor of Chemistry, Pre-Pharmacy Degree Coordinator

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.

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.

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 Isotopic Labeling Reagents for Relative Quantification by Mass Spectrometry".

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