Angella Mercer

Mass Spectroscopist

Angella Mercer is a Mass Spectroscopist and Research Technician at Dalhousie Medicine New Brunswick in the Nutrient Signaling Metabolism Laboratory led by Drs. Kienesberger and Pulinilkunnil.

Angella completed a diploma in Chemical Engineering Technology from New Brunswick Community College, and then received a Bachelor of Science with a major in Biology and a minor in Chemistry from the University of New Brunswick.  Angella has extensive metabolomics training from NIH West Coast Metabolomics Center located at UC Davis, CA. Angella’s 21 years of laboratory experience (specializing in analytical chemistry with a focus on chromatography) is an asset to our research. Angella is designated a Professional Technologist (PTech) through the New Brunswick Society of Certified Engineering Technicians and Technologists (NBSCETT).

Using an Ultra Performance Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry (UPLC-MSMS), Angella develops innovative analytical methods to detect and measure bioactive peptides, nutrients, sugars, and lipids in biological fluids and tissues.  Her contributions help examine nutrient metabolism in obesity, diabetes, and cancer.