Megan Grabenauer

Research Chemist

Megan Grabenauer


  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of California, Santa Barbara
  • BS, Computational and Applied Mathematics and Chemistry, University of California, Davis

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A research chemist with the Center for Forensic Sciences at RTI International, Megan Grabenauer has over 15 years of analytical chemistry experience, using a wide variety of instrumentation. She implements advanced analytical techniques beyond conventional data-acquisition methods, including high-resolution mass spectrometry (MS), ion mobility, MSE acquisition and post-acquisition data mining, and develops MS–based assays for the identification and quantification of proteins and small molecules from environmental and biological matrices.

Dr. Grabenauer is particularly interested in non-targeted, unbiased data-acquisition methods and the processing and interpretation of the resulting complex data sets. She also has extensive experience with identifying metabolites and using biophysical techniques to study protein and peptide structures, including ion-mobility mass spectrometry, circular dichroism spectrophotometry, atomic force microscopy, and molecular modeling.