In the Prenni lab we are focused on the development of novel methods and applications using mass spectrometry technology to address important issues in food/crop safety and quality.
The major research themes of our laboratory include:
(1) Non-targeted and targeted metabolite profiling of plant tissue and exudates to explore genotype and environment interactions.
(2) Development of novel approaches using ambient ionization for characterization of food quality and authenticity.
(3) Sensitive and rapid quantification of drug and chemical residues in food products.
(4) Novel method development for metabolomics sample preparation, data acquisition, and informatics.