Research Instructor, School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
University of Colorado, Anschutz Medical Campus, Aurora, Colorado, USA
Charmion Cruickshank-Quinn is from the Eastern Caribbean island of Dominica. She is an enthusiastic scientist whose current interests are in lung disease research, omics integration, and biomarker discovery.
She received her BS in Chemistry from the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany and her PhD in Chemistry from SUNY Buffalo. As part of her doctoral project, she performed method development for profiling biological samples to determine markers of oxidative stress and autism. Charmion then pursued a Postdoctoral fellowship at National Jewish Health working in the laboratory of Dr. Nichole Reisdorph. There, she performed targeted and untargeted liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-based metabolomics for asthma and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease projects. She also worked towards understanding the biological effects of cigarette smoking on a healthy metabolome using an emphysema mouse model, and determining parallels between mouse and human data for translation studies. She currently works in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Colorado where she continues this research. Her other contribution to metabolomics involves taking a systems biology approach by integrating functional genomics and metabolomics data.