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Daniel Raftery, PhD

Raftery Laboratory
Daniel Raftery, PhD

  • AB: Harvard College, 1984
  • Visiting Scientist: CERN, Geneva Switzerland, 1985
  • PhD: University of California, Berkeley, 1991
  • Postdoctoral Scientist: University of Pennsylvania 1992-94

Positions and Employment

  • 2012 Department of Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine University of Washington
  • 2012 Adjunct Professor, Department of Chemistry, University of Washington;
  • 2012 Member, Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center
  • 2012 Director, NORC Metabolomics Sub-Core Facility
  • 2006 Chief Scientific Officer, Matrix-Bio, Inc.
  • 2004 Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University
  • 2000 Associate Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University
  • 1994 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Purdue University


  • 2011Purdue School of Science Engagement Award
  • 1999Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow
  • 1997Research Corporation Cottrell Scholars Award
  • 1987Chateaubriand International Research Scholarship
  • 1982Harvard College Scholarship

Research Interests

  • Metabolite profiling, methods development and applications
  • Disease diagnostics development and systems biology research
  • NMR spectroscopy and mass spectrometry

Selected Publications

  1. J. Zhang, J. Bowers, L. Liu, S. Wei, G.A. Nagana Gowda, Z. Hammoud, and D. Raftery, "Esophageal Cancer Metabolite Biomarkers Detected by LC-MS and NMR Methods," PLoS ONE, e301181 (2012).
  2. H. Gu, Z. Pan, B. Xi, V. Asiago, B. Musselman, and D. Raftery, "Principal Component Directed Partial Least Squares Analysis for Combining NMR and MS Data in Metabolomics: Application to the Detection of Breast Cancer", Anal. Chim. Acta 57-63 (2011).
  3. V. Asiago, L. Alvarado, N. Shanaiah, K. Owusu-Sarfo, G. A. Nagana Gowda, R. Ballas, and D. Raftery, "Early Detection of Recurrent Breast Cancer Using Metabolite Profiling," Cancer Res. 8309-8318 (2010).
  4. D. Djukovic, H. R.Baniasadi, R. Kc, Z. Hammoud, and D. Raftery, "Targeted Serum Metabolite Profiling of Nucleosides in Esophageal Adenocarcinoma," Rapid Comm. Mass Spectrom. 3057-62 (2010).
  5. G. A. Nagana Gowda, F. Tayyari, T. Ye, Y. Suryani, S. Wei, N. Shanaiah and D, Raftery, "Quantitative Analysis of Blood Plasma Metabolites Using Isotope Enhanced NMR Methods," Anal. Chem. 8983-90 (2010).
  6. S. Zhang, G. A. N. Gowda, V. Asiago, N. Shanaiah, C. Barbas, and D. Raftery, "Correlative and quantitative 1H NMR-based metabolomics reveals specific metabolic pathway disturbances in diabetic rats," Anal. Biochem. 383, 76-84 (2008).
  7. G. A. N. Gowda, S. Zhang, H. Gu, V. Asiago, N. Shanaiah and D. Raftery, "Metabolomics-Based Methods for Early Disease Diagnostics: A Review," Expert Rev. Mol. Diagnos., 8(5):617-33 (2008).