2019-Present      Research Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory

2015-2019          Owner and Managing Member Inkwell Scientific LLC

2010-2012          Manager, Proteomic Mass Spectrometry Facility, University of Colorado School of Medicine

2007-2010          Post-Doctoral Fellow, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine

2002-2008          Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Purdue University

1999-2002          Associate Research Scientist, Idaho National Laboratory


My research focuses on gas-phase ion chemistry and mass spectrometry, with an emphasis on developing new tools and approaches for elucidating molecular structure and applying mass spectrometry to solve challenging analytical problems. My interests lie in utilizing radiation as a tool to transform and investigate molecular structures. I focus on understanding and applying the fundamental mechanistic processes occurring in the presence of a radiation field. For example, characterizing radiation-induced radical reactions within materials, and harnessing these processes to achieve desirable molecular transformations.

Recent Publications (h-index 9, total publications: 16)

  1. G. S. Groenewold, B. Hodges, A.N. Hoover, C. Li, C.A. Zarzana, K. Rigg, A.E. Ray. Signatures of Biologically Driven Hemicellulose Modification Quantified by Analytical Pyrolysis Coupled with Multidimensional Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry. ACS Sustainable Chemistry & Engineering 2020 8, (4) 1989-1997.

  2. Y. Zhuang, S. Durrani, B.D. Hodges, S.C. Dreskin, X. Chen. Expression of recombinant Ara h 6 in Pichia pastoris but not in Escherichia coli preserves allergic effector function and allows assessment of specific mutations. Mol. Nutr. Food Res. 2012 56, (6), 986-95.

  3. B.D.M. Hodges, C.C. Wu. Proteomic Insights Into an Expanded Cellular Role for Cytoplasmic Lipid Droplets. J. Lipid Res. 2010, 51, 262 - 273.

  4. J. J. Bowers, B.D.M. Hodges, O. M. Saad, J. A. Leary, S. A. McLuckey. Proton Hydrates as Soft Ion/Ion Proton Transfer Reagents for Multiply Deprotonated Biomolecules. Int. J. Mass Spectrom. 2008, 276, 153-159.

  5. Huang, T.; ‚ÄčLiu, J.; X. Liang, B.D.M. Hodges, S.A. McLuckey. Top-down Analysis of siRNA via Ion Trap Collision-Induced Dissociation. Anal. Chem., 2008, 80, 8501.