Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai

Anna Ruth Robuck, PhD, is a postdoctoral fellow in the Department of Environmental Medicine and Public Health and a member of the Institute for Exposomics Research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Robuck will work closely with Dr. Walker and Research Associate Brooklynn McNeil to develop and refine strategies to characterize MNPs in human tissues as part of the AURORA project. She will also participate in CUSP Working Group 1. Dr. Robuck’s academic and research experience to this point has focused on the measurement of organic pollutants in environmental and aqueous matrices using mass spectrometry tools. She is trained in analytical and environmental chemistry, GC- and LC-UHRMS via Orbitrap, MS/MS, and untargeted data handling and analysis. She also has experience in an array of laboratory techniques including tissue processing and various sample extraction and clean-up approaches. She joins AURORA following a short postdoc at the US EPA. She earned a PhD in Oceanography from the University of Rhode Island Graduate School of Oceanography; her work focused on the measurement of PFAS and other persistent organic pollutants in environmental matrices using tandem and high-resolution mass spectrometry. She also earned an MS in Marine Science and GIS, and a BS in marine biology and chemistry from the University of North Carolina Wilmington.