- Ph.D., Chemistry, Colorado State University, 2019
- B.S., Biochemistry, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, 2014
- Chateaubriand Fellow, 2018
- Rodney Bush Fellow in Organic Chemistry, 2014
Trained as an analytical chemist, Dr. Lassman specializes in the detection and characterization of small molecules, proteins, and polymeric materials. She has experience in numerous characterization techniques including liquid chromatography mass spectrometry (LC-MS), ultra/high performance liquid chromatography (U/HPLC), Fourier transform infrared (FTIR) spectroscopy, UV/vis spectroscopy, optical profilometry, electrochemistry, capillary electrophoresis (CE), thermal gravimetry analysis (TGA), differential scanning calorimetry (DSC), atomic force microscopy (AFM), and nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR).
Dr. Lassman uses her expertise to help clients detect compounds in complex matrices across multiple industries.
Prior to joining Exponent, Dr. Lassman developed specialized small molecule detection methods in protein mixtures. She also developed protein analysis methods using LC-MS, HPLC, and CE. She characterized biopharmaceutical formulations using HPLC, CE, FTIR, TGA, and DSC. Her graduate research focused on microfluidics and electrochemistry to detect various environmental contaminants. One project included collaborating with engineers and epidemiologists to sample, test, and analyze the health effects of air pollution.