Claudia Boot ARC Mass Spectrometry Research Scientist

Office: Chemistry C1A

Phone: (970) 491-7049

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  • BA: University of Colorado, Boulder
  • PhD: University of California, Santa Cruz
  • PostDoc: University of California, Santa Barbara


I am a Research Scientist in the Analytical Resources Core in the Office of the Vice President for Research where I manage the mass spectrometry laboratory. I am also an Associate Research Professor of Chemistry, an affiliate of the Natural Resource Ecology Laboratory, and affiliate Faculty with the Degree Program in Ecology. My studies focus on the chemistry of ecosystems using untargeted metabolomics, and targeted indicator compound analysis to link small molecule profiles of ecosystems with environmental drivers through their microbial communities. My post-doctoral work was at the University of California, Santa Barbara, in microbial ecology, studying the responses of soil microorganisms to moisture stress in California grasslands and forests, and to freezing in arctic Alaska. My PhD is in Ocean Sciences from the University of California, Santa Cruz where I studied marine natural products elucidating the structures of novel molecules using mass spectrometry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. My undergraduate degree was in Ecology from the University of Colorado, Boulder. More info here: