Adam C. Swensen received a PhD in biochemistry where his research focused on mass spectrometry (MS) techniques and development. He has been involved in many MS based studies including: metabolomics, lipidomics, proteomics and small molecule detection. His school research interests include cancer research, biomarker discovery, and method development. He graduated Magna Cum Laude from Washington State University with a Bachelor of Science in chemistry. He did undergraduate research at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL) doing a metabolomics study of a pathogenic bacteria using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). Before beginning grad school he worked with CH2M Hill Plateau Remediation Company (CHPRC) and the Department of Energy (DOE), doing flammable gas analysis (FGA) by GC/MS/TLD and SUMMA canister sampling of transuranic (TRU) waste drums at the Hanford 200W Waste Receiving and Processing (WRAP) Facility. Aside from research, Adam has several other interests. He has had his pilot’s license since he was 18 years old, loves anything related to aviation and has a two-seat airplane under construction. He loves motorcycles, camping, building things, family time and his MINI Cooper S R52.