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Besnik Bajrami


Kwak HJ, Liu P, Bajrami B, et al. Myeloid cell-derived reactive oxygen species externally regulate the proliferation of myeloid progenitors in emergency granulopoiesis Immunity. 2015;42(1):159–171. Epub 2015 Jan 8.

Xu Y, Li H, Bajrami B, et al. Cigarette smoke (CS) and nicotine delay neutrophil spontaneous death via suppressing production of diphosphoinositol pentakisphosphate. Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 2013;110(19):7726–7731. Epub 2013 Apr 22.

Bajrami B, Zhao L, Schenkman JB, Rusling JF. Rapid LC-MS drug metabolite profiling using microsomal enzyme bioreactors in a parallel processing format. Anal Chem. 2009;81(24):9921–9929.

Besnik Bajrami, Ph.D.

Besnik Bajrami works as a research scientist II in the Analytical Chemistry group within the Center for the Development of Therapeutics (CDoT) at the Broad Institute of MIT and Harvard under the direction of Stephen Johnston. His role is to develop innovative liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry (LCMS)-based methods to enable the study of small molecules, peptides, and drug-protein interactions in early therapeutic development. The group to which he belongs is also responsible for running LCMS-based ADME/DMPK/QC assays and maintaining the open-access LCMS instrumentation at the Broad Institute.

Bajrami’s main areas of expertise include designing, validating, and implementing of LCMS-based methods to study small molecules and peptides and utilizing biological methodologies to study the mechanisms governing innate immunity. Prior to joining the Broad Institute in July 2015, Bajrami worked as a mass spectrometry applications chemist at Waters, developing innovative LCMS-based methodologies for DMPK studies. This experience was preceded by a postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School/Boston Children’s Hospital studying the role of neutrophils and hematopoietic stem cells during inflammation.

Bajrami obtained his Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Connecticut, during which time he was awarded the university’s Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award. In addition to English, he is fluent in Albanian and has proficiency in Turkish, Croatian, and Macedonian languages.

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August 2016