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Overview of Webinars
Tuesday, June 7
10:00 AM (PDT)
A Guide to Building Your LC Method Development Kit Plus Tips on Storage & Care
Speaker: Kevin Zhao 
Senior Technical Specialist, Phenomenex
Key Learning Points:

  • How to choose different column phases for developing a LC method
  • What kind of LC columns can be a strong method development kit
  • How to take care of your LC column to extend its lifetime
Thursday, June 9
10:00 AM (PDT)
Advances in Sample Preparation Technique for the Extraction of Polar Analytes from Various Sample Matrices  
Speakers: Philip Leong, Product Manager, Phenomenex and
Eduardo Morales, Supervisor - Organic Department, Weck Labs
Key Learning Points:

  • Learn about challenges to extract polar analytes
  • How to optimize sample prep methods for polar analytes from various sample matrices
  • Explore applications for sample prep from various matrices to extract polar analytes
Tuesday, June 21
10:00 AM (PDT)
How to Optimize Your Current LC Method for Beginners
Speaker: Rajesh Babu Dandamudi, PhD
Technical Manager, Phenomenex
Key Learning Points:

  • Learn about the chromatographic process 
  • How to select the right column for your method
  • Understand basic method parameters 
  • Tips to optimize methods
Meet Our Speakers
Kevin Zhao
Kevin Zhao 
Senior Technical Specialist, Phenomenex
Kevin Zhao is the Senior Technical Specialist with Phenomenex and has 5 years of experience in biochemistry research; 4 years of Protein/Cancer research with CSULA-City of Hope Cancer Collaborative and over 9 years in Phenomenex. Mr. Zhao is a member of a global Technical Support Team which includes providing problem-solving, troubleshooting, and applications assistance for customers worldwide in the fields of chromatography (liquid and gas) and sample preparation, and also handling Industries supported include – pharmaceutical and biopharmaceutical, clinical research and clinical toxicology, food safety, environmental, fuels and specialty chemicals. Mr. Zhao received his B.S. in Biology at the California State Polytechnic University, Pomona. earned his M.S. in Biochemistry at California State University, Los Angeles, and also earned a MBA at the University of the Incarnate Word.
Philip Leong
Philip Leong
Product Manager, Phenomenex
Philip Leong has worked in the biotechnology industry for over 16 years with Life Science and Clinical Diagnostics background. He received his Bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from UC San Diego and a Master’s degree in Biotechnology from California State University, Fullerton. He has held roles in Technical Support both in Life Science and Diagnostics, as well as roles in Product Management and Global Marketing. He joined Phenomenex in July of 2021 and is the Global Product Manager for SPE Sample Preparation. Outside of work, Philip enjoys traveling, running in long distance races, and exploring different cuisines from around the world. 
Eduardo Morales
Eduardo Morales
Supervisor - Organic Department, Weck Labs
Eduardo has worked at Weck Laboratories for over 20 years.  During this time, he has worked exclusively in the organic lab where he has been involved in all aspects of the operation.  He now serves as a supervisor of organic chemistry where he is responsible for the development of new analytical methods, optimization of extraction techniques, mostly for emergent contaminants, and the development and implementation of protocols throughout the lab. Mr. Morales holds a Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from California State University Los Angeles
Ramkumar Dhandapani, PhD
Rajesh Babu Dandamudi, PhD
Technical Manager, Phenomenex
Rajesh Babu has more than 11 years of chromatography experience and is an expert in practical HPLC/UHPLC/LC-MS/GC-MS method development and troubleshooting. Before joining Phenomenex, Dr. Rajesh worked as a Faculty member at Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning, Deemed University. He was instrumental in establishing a state-of-the-art mass-spec core facility consisting of GC, HPLC, GC-MS, LC-MS/MS, and HRMS systems. His research work was in the area of clinical metabolomics.