Dr. Brooke Reaser


Brooke Reaser graduated with her PhD in 2017. Her current LinkedIn page is here: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brooke-reaser-26474a50/


Brooke graduated in 2012 from St. Olaf College, with an ACS certified B.A. in Chemistry with distinction and a B.A. in Spanish. She earned distinction performing research with Dr. Doug Beussman, developing a method for the analysis of human scent using GC-MS for forensic investigations. She presented her research during the poster session at Pittcon 2012 and at a public seminar at St. Olaf. After graduating, she moved to Seattle to begin her graduate studies at the University of Washington with Prof. Synovec. She is currently a 5th year, utilizing new data analysis methods for the investigation of metabolites in complex samples.

Research Interests

  • Data analysis — To develop and utilize new analysis methods to more easily obtain complex chemical information from GC and GCxGC separations


  1. Enhancing Gas Chromatography–Time of Flight Mass Spectrometry Data Analysis Using Two-Dimensional Mass Channel Cluster Plots. Brian D. Fitz, Brooke C. Reaser, David K. Pinkerton, Jamin C. Hoggard, Kristen J. Skogerboe, Robert E. Synovec. Anal. Chem., 2014


  • “Human Scent Differentiation” B. C. Reaser, D. J. Beussman; Pittcon, Orlando, FL. March 12, 2012.


  • ACS Analytical Chemistry undergraduate award (2012)
  • Eugene S. Mindlin Endowed Fellowship (2012)