Ian A. Blair, Ph.D., is a the A.N. Richards Professor in the University of Pennsylvania, Perelman School of Medicine, Department of Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, and he directs the Superfund Research and Training Program Center and the Center for Cancer Pharmacology. Dr. Blair is an internationally renowned expert in the use of mass spectrometric methods for the structural elucidation and quantification of endogenous biomolecules, DNA-adducts, protein-adducts, and drugs and their metabolites. Research in the Blair laboratory is heavily involved in the use of mass spectrometry for proteomics and DNA analysis with an emphasis on oxidative stress, carcinogenesis, and cardiovascular disease. In 2002, Blair was appointed as the Vice-Chair of the Systems Pharmacology and Translational Therapeutics, and in 2003, he established a mass spectrometry-based Proteomics and Systems Biology Facility at the University of Pennsylvania. Blair received his Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry in 1971 from Imperial College, London, where he worked under the direction of the Nobel Laureate Sir Derek H.R. Barton.