Session 3 – Shotgun Lipidomics


Update on multi-dimensional mass spectrometry-based shotgun lipidomics and its biological/biomedical applications

Prof. Xianlin Han obtained his BSc and MS in Chemistry from Zhejiang University in 1982 and 1985, respectively, his PhD from Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri in 1990, and his postdoc training in Dr. Richard Gross lab in Washington University School of Medicine (WUSTL). Dr. Han joined the Division of Bioorganic Chemistry in WUSTL as a research faculty from 1992 to 2000 and became a tenure-tracked Assistant Professor of Medicine in WUSTL in 2000 and was promoted to Associate Professor of Medicine with tenure in 2008. Dr. Han was a Professor at Sanford Burnham Institute, Orlando, Florida from 2010 to 2017. Dr. Han then joined Barshop Institute at University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, Texas as an endowed chair professor in Aging Studies and the Professor of Medicine.

Dr. Han is one of the pioneers in lipidomics and the inventor of shotgun lipidomics technologies. He is the author of the book “Lipidomics: Comprehensive Mass Spectrometry of Lipids” and the co-author of the book “Lipid Analysis (4th Edition)” with Dr. William W. Christie, a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Dr. Han is the associate editor of “Journal of Lipid Research”. Dr. Han serves as a member of the editorial board of numerous international journals including Analytica Chimica Acta, “Molecular and Cell Biology of Lipids” in Biochimica et Biophysica Acta, Chemistry and Physics of Lipids, Analytical Biochemistry, Metabolites, and Proteomics.

Dr. Han served as the President of Chinese American Society for Mass Spectrometry. He has organized numerous lipidomics-related symposia and workshops, and several special issues on lipidomics in analytical and lipid journals. Currently, Dr. Han serves as the ILS Secretary and is involved in instrumental/methodological development for lipidomics within ILS based on his extensive experiences.