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Overview of Webinars
Tuesday, May 3
10:00 AM (PDT)
Benefits of high pH in
Liquid Chromatography
Speaker: Genevieve Hodson
Senior Technical Specialist, Phenomenex
Key Learning Points:

  • A brief introduction on pH 
  • When high pH is beneficial 
  • Stationary phase requirements when working with high pH 
Tuesday, May 10
10:00 AM (PDT)
Selecting the Right Reverse Phase Column Based on Various Compound Classes
Speaker: Rajesh Babu Dandamudi, PhD
Technical Manager, Phenomenex
Key Learning Points:

  • How are resolution & selectivity related?
  • What are stationary phase characteristics?
  • How to select a stationary phase based on compound classes?
  • Hydrophobicity / Methylene Selectivity
  • Steric Selectivity / Aromaticity
Tuesday, May 17
10:00 AM (PDT)
Method Robustness and Transferability for Modern Size-Exclusion Methods 
Speaker: Helen Whitby, PhD 
Senior Product Manager – Bioseparations, Phenomenex
Key Learning Points:

  • Understand the impact of HPLC/UHPLC systems, including bio-inert and traditional stainless-steel configurations
  • Learn how to transition from a legacy SEC method to improve analytical method throughput and data quality 
  • Determine the experimental parameters to vary to ensure demonstration of analytical method robustness 
Postponed: 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
Meet Our Speakers
Genevieve Hodson
Genevieve Hodson
Senior Technical Specialist, Phenomenex
Genevieve graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in Chemistry located in her home town of Austin Texas. She spent 2 years of her undergraduate performing research in an Organic Chemistry Lab synthesizing intermediates. Out of school she spent 4 years as an Analytical Chemist in the QC and R&D Department of Cerilliant (a Sigma Millipore Company). There she worked with many analytical instruments but became an expert at LC by performing purity analysis, customer specific methods, validations, qc testing and stability studies on a wide range of small molecules including pharmaceuticals, pesticides, explosives and illegal substances. From there she moved to Los Angeles California where she worked at Johnson and Johnson and then a small dietary supplement company. After Genevieve spent a year living abroad in Israel raising her first son, she moved back to LA where she got hired as a Technical Specialist at Phenomenex. At Phenomenex she enjoys continuing to learn about chromatography every day through helping customer with all their chromatography needs!
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. 
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. 
Helen Whitby, PhD 
Senior Product Manager – Bioseparations Phenomenex
Dr. Helen Whitby is the senior product manager for biopharma at Phenomenex. Helen has been with Phenomenex since 2007, starting in the UK sales team as a bulk and prep specialist before joining the technical team in 2016. Helen spent 6 years as a biopharma specialist in the technical team supporting all our biopharma products globally before moving to product management in 2022. Helen has a PhD from the University of Manchester working on analogues of Shikimic acid to treat malaria. Prior to joining Phenomenex, Helen spent a year as a Post-doctoral researcher at the University of Illinois in Chicago, where she studied electron-deficient divalent reactive intermediates, specifically nitrenium ions for the development of antiviral agents to treat Ebola.
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