Vicki Wysocki received her PhD from Purdue University and, following a National Research Council postdoctoral appointment at the US Naval Research Laboratory, became an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She joined the University of Arizona in 1996 and served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In 2012 she moved to Ohio State University where she is Ohio Eminent Scholar of Macromolecular Structure and Function and Director of the Campus Chemical Instrument Center. In 2009, she received the Distinguished Contribution to Mass Spectrometry Award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, jointly with Professor Simon Gaskell. Her laboratory is part of the Waters Center of Innovation program. She is an associate editor for the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry. She is the 2016 awardee of the ACS Field and Franklin Award for Outstanding achievement. Professor Wysocki's research interests include bioanalytical mass spectrometry, peptide fragmentation mechanisms, proteomics biomarker discovery and disease diagnosis using proteomics methods, ion-surface interaction chemistry, and instrument development for improved dissociation and characterization of non-covalent protein complexes.