Dr. Mary J. Wirth

Chemistry Professor
Purdue University

Dr. Mary J. Wirth is the W. Brooks Fortune Distinguished Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Purdue University.  Her research is on new materials for protein separations, including characterizing heterogeneity of monoclonal antibody drugs and anti-drug conjugates, improving top-down proteomics, and discovering trace protein biomarkers for screening of early aggressive cancer.  Dr. Wirth received her B.S. degree in 1974 from Northern Illinois University, and her Ph.D. in 1978 from Purdue University.  She has been named a Fellow of the Society of Applied Spectroscopy, and a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science. Dr. Wirth’s research has been recognized by awards that include the ACS Analytical Division Award in Spectrochemical Analysis, the EAS Gold Medal Award in spectroscopy, the ANACHEM Award, the Eastern Analytical Symposium Award for Outstanding Achievements in the Fields of Analytical Chemistry, the Dal Nogare Award from the Chromatography Forum of the Delaware Valley, and the Jubilee Medal from the Chromatography Society (Europe).

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