Stefani Thomas

Assistant Professor


Dr. Thomas is a clinical chemist and a faculty member of the Advanced Research and Diagnostics Laboratory (ARDL) and a member of the Masonic Cancer Center. She is also the Associate Medical Director of the West Bank Laboratory. Motivated by the growing prevalence of mass spectrometry in the clinical laboratory, Thomas applies discovery and targeted proteomics methods to elucidate the biology of ovarian cancer and analyze proteins derived from alterations in cancer genomes and related biological processes.  Dr. Thomas is a member of the graduate faculty of Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics (MPaT); Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biophysics; and Microbiology, Immunology and Cancer Biology (MICaB).

Research Summary

  • Mass spectrometry
  • Clinical proteomics
  • Analytical chemistry

Thomas Research Lab


PubMed articles list


PhD, University of Southern California, 2007
Major: Pharmaceutical Sciences
BA, Dartmouth College, 2001
Major: Biological Sciences and Music

Fellowships, Residencies, and Visiting Engagements

Clinical Chemistry Fellowship, 2017-19,
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology
Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, 2011,
Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Department of Pharmacology and Molecular Sciences

Licensures and Certifications

Clinical Chemistry, American Board of Clinical Chemistry
Clinical Chemistry, National Registry of Certified Chemists (NRCC)

Honors and Recognition

Young Investigator Award in Clinical Science (1st place), Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 2019
CTSI / Medical School Early Career Research Award, University of Minnesota, 2019
Young Investigator Travel Grant, Mass Spectrometry, Clinical Laboratory 11th Annual Conference; Palm Springs, CA, 2019
Student Travel Grant, American Association for Clinical Chemistry 70th Annual Scientific Meeting, 2018
Young Investigator Award in Translational Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 2018
Outstanding Poster Award, Shimadzu Global Innovation Summit; Kyoto, Japan, 2017
Young Investigator Award in Basic Science, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Department of Pathology, 2013
Society for Neuroscience Minority Neuroscience Pre-doctoral Fellowship, National Institutes of Health, 2004-2006
Outstanding Research Assistant Award, University of Southern California Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences, 2004

Professional Memberships

American Society for Mass Spectrometry; Human Proteome Organization; American Association for Clinical Chemistry
Grants and Patents

Grants and Patents


Methylated peptides derived from tau protein and their antibodies for diagnosis and therapy of Alzheimer’s disease. Issued: 2013