Dr. Alexandra Taraboletti is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of the District of Columbia. She completed her postdoctoral fellowship in the Tumor Biology program at Georgetown University Lombardi Comprehensive Cancer Center and received her Ph.D. from the University of Akron in Chemistry. Dr. Taraboletti is a bioanalytical chemist, who uses mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to investigate models of human disease, including neurodegeneration, radiation injury, and the microbiome. Dr. Taraboletti also has a passion for visual science communication and science outreach. She is an avid artist and applies her skills as a graphical editor and illustrator.