Jennifer M. Colby, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Director of Toxicology and Esoteric Chemistry

4918B TVC
1301 Medical Center Drive

Mass spectrometry, chromatography, toxicology, therapeutic drug monitoring

Jennifer M. Colby is an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology, Microbiology, and Immunology and the director of Toxicology and Esoteric Chemistry at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.  Jennifer earned her BS in molecular and cellular biology from Vanderbilt University in 2007 and her Ph.D. in molecular toxicology from the University of California Berkeley in 2012.  She completed her postdoctoral training in clinical chemistry and toxicology at the University of California San Francisco in 2015.  She is a member of SOFT, MATT, AACC, ACLPS, AACT, and IATDMCT.  Her research interests include developing mass spectrometry-based diagnostics, particularly for use in toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring.  When not in the lab Jennifer runs, competes in dressage, and enjoys exploring Tennessee with her Bouvier des Flandres.

Research Description

Generally interested in expanding mass spectrometry-based diagnostics in the clinical laboratory, with a special focus on toxicology and therapeutic drug monitoring applications.

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