Dr. Maria Matyska-Pesek received a degree in Pharmacy and a Ph.D in Analytical Chemistry from the Medical Academy in Lublin, Poland. She was a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Universite d’Aix-Marseille in the laboratory of Professor Antoine Siouffi and a Research Fellow at Leiras Pharmaceutical in Turku, Finland.
From 1990 to 1993 she was an Assistant Professor at the Medical Academy in Lublin, Poland. Since 1993 she has been a Senior Research Scientist and Adjunct Professor at San Jose State University that included the direction of more than 20 graduate and 10 undergraduate research students, three postdoctoral fellows and 15 visiting research scientists.
Over the last ten years she has served as a consultant for Varian, Inc., Thermoelectron Corp., Lynx Therapeutics, Supelco and Dey L.P. She has more than 100 peer-reviewed publications and has made more than 50 presentations at professional meetings. She currently is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Liquid Chromatography and Related Technologies.