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Brittney Gorman
Postdoctorate Research Associate

Brittney Gorman is a postdoctoral research associate studying spatial lipidomics involved in human health with the Biogeochemical Transformation team. Her work includes the integration of matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization mass spectrometry (MALDI-MS) with other imaging modalities including secondary ion mass spectrometry and fluorescence microscopy. She applies these approaches to investigate the spatial lipidomics and metabolomics in the kidneys and lungs and track changes that occur during disease.

Research Interests

  • MALDI mass spectrometry
  • Secondary ion mass spectrometry
  • Lipidomics


Awards and Recognition

  • PhD in biophysics, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign, 2021
  • BA in biomedical physics, Lipscomb University, 2016

Affiliations and Professional Service

  • American Chemical Society, 2012–present
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry, 2022–present
  • Biophysical Society, 2018–present
  • Females in Mass Spectrometry, 2023–present



Gorman, BL., Torti, S., Torti, F., and Anderton, C.. 2023. "Mass spectrometry imaging of metals in tissues and cells: Methods and biological applications." Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (BBA) - General Subjects.


Brunet, M. Gorman, BL. and Kraft, ML. 2022. "Depth Correction of 3D NanoSIMS Images Shows Intracellular Lipid and Cholesterol Distributions while Capturing the Effects of Differential Sputter Rate." ACS Nano.


Gorman, BL., Brunet, M., and Kraft, ML. 2021. "Depth correction of 3D NanoSIMS images using secondary electron pixel intensities." Biointerphases 16, 041005 (2021)


Patrana-Otero, I., Majumdar, S., Gilchrist, AE., Gorman, BL., Harley, BAC., and Kraft, ML. 2020. "Development of an inexpensive Raman-compatible substrate for the construction of a microarray screening platform."  Analyst. Issue 21, 2020.