Dr. Touradj Solouki serves as professor of chemistry and biochemistry in Baylor University’s College of Arts and Sciences. A graduate of the University of Texas at Tyler (BS) and Texas A&M University (PhD), he held a Welch Summer Undergraduate Research fellowship at Baylor University, a Welch Postdoctoral Fellowship at Texas A&M University, and a postdoctoral fellowship at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (NHMFL) and Ion Cyclotron Resonance (ICR) Program in Florida.
Prior to coming to Baylor, he was a senior scientist and director of mass spectrometry facilities at the Illinois Institute of Technology Research Institute (IITRI) and a professor of chemistry and cooperating professor for the Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at the University of Maine in Orono, Maine. Dr. Solouki has also served as chair of Young Mass Spectrometrists for the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (YMS-ASMS).
His research has been featured on ABC’s 20/20, the National Geographic Channel, CBS’s The Osgood File and other media outlets. In addition to teaching a range of graduate and undergraduate courses, Dr. Solouki leads a research group at Baylor that focuses on the instrument development and use of non-invasive biological sampling methods for early detection of human diseases such as cancer. His work with collaborators has resulted in more than 200 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles and conference proceedings.