John A Bowden

John A Bowden

Assistant Professor

Department: Department of Physiological Sciences
Business Phone: (941) 716-4431
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Mentor Accolade
2017 · Material Measurement Laboratory (NIST)
Measurement Science Excellence Accolade
2016 · Material Measurement Laboratory (NIST)
Research Chemist
2013-2018 · Marine Biochemical Sciences Group, Chemical Sciences Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
NIST/NRC Postdoctoral Fellow
2011-2013 · Environmental Chemical Sciences Group, Chemical Sciences Division, National Institute of Standards and Technology
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship/Associateship
2011 · NIST/NRC
Postdoctoral Fellow
2009-2011 · Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Saint Louis University
HHMI Science for Life Graduate Mentor Award
2009 · HHMI
Chemistry Department Teaching Award
2007 · University of Florida
Graduate Student Teaching Assistant Award
2006 · College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Florida
Chemistry Department Teaching Award
2004 · University of Florida

Research Profile

The research I am pursuing in my laboratory focuses on employing mass spectrometric methods at the chem/bio interface, with a long-standing interest in endocrine disruption and environmental chemistry. A new drive in the laboratory is focused on studying the interplay between external measures of exposure (e.g., anthropogenic contaminants) and internal measures of exposure (e.g., lipids, hormones), in the context of health and disease. The tools we use to study these relationships are either gas or liquid chromatography and mass spectrometry (employing both targeted and non-targeted workflows). Beyond the implementation of these workflows, a considerable effort in the laboratory also focuses on improving key metrological aspects, including method development and optimization, quantitation, and quality control. Current work primarily employs workflows capable of performing lipidomics, metabolomics, and the measurement of chemicals of emerging concern (e.g., perfluorinated chemicals). Application areas are varied, encompassing environmental sampling, nutritional studies, lab-based models, and both wildlife and human health.


Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Understanding Systemic Lupus Erythematosus Heterogeneity in a South Carolina Gullah African American Cohort using Exposomics
US ARMY MED RES ACQUISITION · Principal Investigator
Aug 2020 ACTIVE
Vulnerable Coastal Communities Resilience to PFAS
Aug 2019 ACTIVE
The role of waste types on PFAS in landfills


Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry
2008 · University of Florida
B.S. in Chemistry
2003 · University of Florida

Contact Details

(941) 716-4431

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