With over 27 years of experience in analytical chemistry, Cathy is an NMR Spectroscopist with expertise in structural studies of proteins, peptides, and small molecules.

Cathy is an NMR Spectroscopist with extensive hands‐on experience in structural studies of proteins, peptides, and small molecules. She has broad background in analytical chemistry including experience with infrared spectroscopy, circular dichroism, fluorescence, electron spin resonance (ESR or EPR), mass spectrometry, and purification. Utilizing a fully GMP-compliant NMR, Cathy supports Element’s customers with routine testing, feasibility studies, protocol development, and method validations.



As a principal chemist at Element, Cathy supports clients with USP/EP/JP (Pharmacopeia) monographs or validated test methods, and method validations per ICH Q2 (R1) guidelines; non‐validated methods performed for ANDA FDA document submission or internal R&D. In her previous role, Cathy supported both internal and external customers with training, experiment development, and creation of optimized parameter sets for common experiments; ensured high-quality data and maximum up‐time with proactive software upgrades, routine maintenance and regular shimming of instruments. Throughout her career, Cathy has written several papers related to analytical chemistry for various publications and presented at many conferences.


Career highlights

  • Working closely with clients to provide comparative characterization data for ANDAs and supplemental applications
  • Developed and validated over 50 methods for identification, quantitative impurity tests and assays (quantitative purity tests)


  • Small molecule structure elucidation 
  • COSY 
  • TOCSY 
  • HMBC 
  • HSQC 
  • 19F-NMR 
  • 13C-NMR
  • 1H-NMR
  • 15N-HSQC 
  • 13C-HSQC  
  • High through-put NMR of combinatorial libraries
  • Triple resonance methods for protein assignment


Professional qualifications 

  • Ph.D. Chemistry, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park, PA
  • Ph.D. Thesis: Solution State Conformation of Apocytochrome b5 by Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • B.S., Chemistry, The University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC


  • American Chemical Society
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science

Sector Expertise

  • Pharmaceutical 
  • Chemical

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