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UC Davis Genome Center - Metabolomics
GBSF building room 1300
451 East Health Science Drive

Davis

California

95616

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Research Interests:

  • Compound identification and dereplication in mass spectrometry based metabolomics
  • Mass spectral library development
  • Developing analytical mass spectrometry methods for polyphenol analysis
  • Natural products, secondary metabolites, or specialized plant metabolites

Education:

09/2010 - 08/2017: Ph.D. in Chemistry, Prof. Oliver Fiehn, WCMC & Department of Chemistry, UC Davis, CA

09/2004 - 06/2009: B.S. in Chemistry & B.A. in Women’s Studies, UC Riverside, CA

Teaching Experience:

  • 2015 – Current: International Metabolomics Professional Course Instructor, WCMC, UC Davis, CA
  • 09/2010 – 06/2012: Graduate Student Teaching Assistant, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis, CA
  • 01/2010 – 06/2010: University Lecturer, Department of Riverside, UC Davis, CA

Publications: Google Scholar

  • Schymanski, E.L., Ruttkies, C., Krauss, M., Brouard, C., Kind, T., Dührkop, K., Allen, F., Vaniya, A., Verdegem, D., Böcker, S. and Rousu, J., 2017. Critical assessment of small molecule identification 2016: automated methods. Journal of Cheminformatics. 2017, 9, 1-22.
  • Vaniya, A., Samra, S. N., Palazoglu, M., Tsugawa, H., & Fiehn, O., Using MS-FINDER for identifying 19 natural products in the CASMI 2016 contest. Phytochemistry Letters. 2016, In Press
  • Vaniya, A; Fiehn, O., Using fragmentation trees and mass spectral trees for identifying unknown compounds in metabolomics. TRAC-Trends Anal Chem. 2015, 69, 52-61.
  • Ma, Y.; Kind, T.; Vaniya, A.; Gennity, I.; Fahrmann, J.F.; Fiehn, O., An in silico MS/MS library for automatic annotation of novel FAHFA lipids. J. Cheminform. 2015, 7, 53-57.
  • Ma, Y.; Tanaka, N.; Vaniya, A.; Kind, T.; Fiehn, O., Ultrafast polyphenol metabolomics of red wines using microLC-MS/MS. . 2015, 64, 505-512.
  • Kind, T.; Meissen, J. K.; Yang, D. W.; Nocito, F.; Vaniya, A.; Cheng, Y. S.; VanderGheynst, J. S.; Fiehn, O., Qualitative analysis of algal secretions with multiple mass spectrometric platforms. J. Chromatogr. A 2012, 1244, 139-147.

  

Conferences & Presentations: 

  • Vaniya, A.; Mehta, S.S.; Battenberg, K.; Berry, A.; Fiehn, O., Investigation of natural products in symbiotic nitrogen-fixing root nodules of Datisca glomerata by LC-MSn and ion tree analysis using iTree, American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference, Indianapolis, IN, 2017
  • Blaženović, I.; Fiehn, O.; Vaniya, A.; Kind, T., Data Processing and Compound Identification in Untargeted Metabolomics and Exposome Research, Pittcon Conference & Exposition, Chicago, IL, 2017
  • Vaniya, A.; Mehta, S.S.; Fiehn, O., iTreeLib: Development of the MSn Mass Spectral Tree Library of Plant Natural Products, Phytochemical Society of North America Conference Davis, CA, 2016
  • Vaniya, A.; Mehta, S.S.; Fiehn, O., iTreeLib: Development of the MSn Mass Spectral Tree Library of Plant Natural Products, American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference, San Antonio, TX, 2016                                                                 
  • Vaniya, A.; Samra, S.N.; Lai, Z.; Doll, M.S.; Sherman, E.; Tran, C.; Amerie, L.; Valdiviez, L.M.; Palazoglu, M.; Fahrmann, J.F.; Wancewicz, B.; Keim, N.L.; Kind, T.; Gennity, I.; Fiehn, O., What are we eating? Comprehensive analysis of food metabolites and natural products using eight metabolomics platforms, Metabolomics Society Conference, Burlingame, CA, 2015                                                                                               
  • Ma, Y.; Tanaka, N.; Gennity, I.; Vaniya, A.; Kind, T.; Fiehn, O., Which wine will I like best? High resolution polyphenol profiling of red wines using micro-LC-MS/MS, Metabolomics Society Conference, Burlingame, CA, 2015                                                                                               
  • Vaniya, A.; Ma, Y.; Ardura, D.; Lai, Z.; Palazoglu, M.; Mehta, S.S.; Wohlgemuth, G.; Kind, T.; Fiehn, O., Comparison of MS/MS Predictions Tools Using the Challenges from CASMI 2014 Contest, American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference, St. Louis, MO, 2015
  • Vaniya, A.; Ma, Y.; Kind, T.; Grapov, D.; Fiehn, O., Structural Characterization and Fragmentation Rule Generation of Flavonoids Using Fragmentation Trees, American Society of Mass Spectrometry Conference, Baltimore, MD, 2014
  • Vaniya, A.; Korir, A.K.; Litmtiaco, J.F.K.; Larive, C.K., Synthesis of an Internal Disaccharide Standard for Heparin Analysis, Southern California Undergraduate Research Conference in Chemistry and Biochemistry, Riverside, CA, 2008