Aleksandra visits Bordeaux


Aleksandra Popowich, Research Associate at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, completed another successful exchange to work with Professor Caroline Tokarski’s group at the University of Bordeaux. During this trip, Aleks focused on our NEH funded project to develop methods to identify chia oil and other unknown artistic materials in art from New Spain. She used a combination of shotgun lipidomics with both linear ion trap Orbitrap and MALDI mass spectrometry and bottom-up proteomics. There was even time for a bit of mass spectrometry imaging with fellow ARCHE member Vaclav Krupicka, as well as a quick trip to Saint Emillion. Aleks returned to New York with enough data to last the summer (and then some).