Bertha Condron Award

Bertha Condron FeMS Inspiration Award

The Bertha Condron FeMS Inspiration Award is given to early career female mass spectrometrists showing great potential for a productive, exciting career.  

Bertha Condron (1911-1988) was born in an era when few opportunities for education and career were afforded to women. Despite hardship, she dedicated decades of her life to charity work and was an inspirational role model to her children and grandchildren.  

This award is given in Bertha’s name to honor her and the many females in history whose stories inspire the success of future generations.  

Award amount: $500 USD

Past Recipients

Marta Sans, 2020 Recipient

Marta Sans is a CPRIT TRIUMPH Postdoctoral Fellow at MD Anderson Cancer Center, recently having completing her graduate studies at The University of Texas at Austin. During her time at UT Austin, Marta rose to be an outstanding leader in the Eberlin lab. She mastered the skills necessary to tackle challenging experimental obstacles and perform research with excellence. She has also taught, trained and mentored many other students.

Marta’s translational research is motivated towards the development of novel mass spectrometry technologies to improve and expedite detection and diagnosis of human cancer. In particular, Marta has been developing and applying ambient ionization mass spectrometry imaging techniques to investigate metabolic signatures of ovarian cancers, with the ultimate goal of translating these technologies to the clinic for routine use.