We’re delighted to announce Olga Vitek, PhD will be the new director of the Barnett Institute of Chemical and Biological Analysis.
Vitek is an accomplished, award-winning educator and scientist whose research explores synergies between statistical science and machine learning, as applied to quantitative large-scale mass spectrometry-based investigations, to understand the functioning of living organisms.
Vitek is a professor in the Khoury College of Computer Sciences and affiliated faculty in the Department of Chemistry and Chemical Biology in the College of Science. The recipient of multiple accolades, she is an elected Fellow of the American Statistical Association, and a recipient of the 2021 Gilbert S. Omenn Computational Proteomics Award of the US Human Proteome Organization (HUPO). She is a recipient of the National Science Foundation CAREER award and of the Chan-Zuckerberg Initiative Essential Open-source Software Award.
The Barnett Institute is recognized internationally as a premier center for cutting-edge research and advanced training in analytical chemistry for biomedical applications. Through state-of-the-art technology, multi-expertise research at the Barnett Institute is solving crucial cross-disciplinary challenges with high impact outcomes. The Institute is comprised of Faculty Fellows reaching across the Northeastern College of Science, College of Engineering, Bouvé College of Health Sciences, and Khoury College of Computer Sciences.
Vitek shared, “I am honored and excited to lead the next chapter of Barnett Institute. The Institute is a world-class leader in experimental and computational innovation and training. I look forward to the opportunity to amplify our efforts, and to increase the Institute’s impact at the interface of many disciplines.”
Her expertise and leadership will empower and propel forward the critical work of the faculty, students, and staff at the Barnett Institute.