Carlito B Lebrilla, PhD

Carlito Lebrilla

Position Title
Distinguished Professor

2465 Chemistry Annex

The focus of the group is in the development of analytical tools based on advanced separation and mass spectrometry in two areas—nutrition and diseases. We are developing mass spectrometry based tools for the discovery of markers for cancer including ovarian, breast, and prostate. We are pioneering the glycomic approach for the early diagnosis of cancer. In nutrition we are examining human milk as the model for the perfect food and determining bioactive components in milk.

Education, Awards and Professional Highlights

  • Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (2018)
  • Academic Senate Faculty Distinguished Research Award, UC Davis (2018)
  • Distinguished Professor, UC Davis (2015-Present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Molecular and Cellular Proteomics (2014-Present)
  • Severino and Paz Koh Lectureship in Science, PAASE (2010)
  • Chair, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis (2008-2011)
  • Executive Board, American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2007-2009)
  • Professor, School of Medicine, Department of Biological Chemistry, UC Davis (2004-Present)
  • NIH BECM Study Section - Chartered Panel Member (2003-2008)
  • National Science Foundation Extension for Creativity (2003)
  • Co-Chief Editor, Mass Spectrometry Reviews (2002-Present)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (2000-2016)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, Mass Spectrometry Reviews (1998-Present)
  • Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis (1996-2015)
  • Editorial Advisory Board, European Journal of Mass Spectrometry (1995-2017)
  • Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis (1995-1996)
  • Stockton Unified School District Alumni of the Year (1995)
  • Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry, UC Davis (1989-1995)
  • University of California President's PostDoctoral Fellow (July 1988-August 1989)
  • NATO-NSF Postdoctoral Fellow (October 1986-November 1987)
  • Alexander von Humboldt Postdoctoral Fellow (October 1985-September 1986)

Representative Publications