Ruth Gordillo, Ph.D.
Director, Metabolic Phenotyping Core
Dr. Gordillo was born in Badajoz, Spain. She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Extremadura. She came to the USA as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California in Los Angeles in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. Dr. Gordillo joined UT Southwestern in 2011 and became the director of the Metabolic Phenotyping core in 2015.
The Touchstone Diabetes Center is devoted to the study of the cells and tissues that are either contributing to or are affected by diabetes and its related diseases. Research in the Touchstone Diabetes Center focuses on both basic and clinical aspects of Type 1 and Type 2 diabetes, and questions related to the impact of diabetes and obesity on cardiovascular disease outcome, renal disease and cancer progression.
Dr. Gordillo specializes in the development of LC/MS/MS technologies for the determination and quantitation of metabolites. Our analytical portfolio includes the exploration of sphingolipids and phospholipids, water soluble cellular metabolites, diastereomeric separations of carbohydrates and nucleotide sugars, and therapeutic antibodies.
Syann Lee, Ph.D.
Co-Director, Metabolic Phenotyping Core