Dr. Chumala is a research technician at the College of Medicine Core Mass Spectrometry facility, University of Saskatchewan. He received his B.Sc. (1986) and M.Sc. (1991) in chemistry from the Addis Ababa University and a Ph.D. (2005) in organic chemistry from the University of Saskatchewan. Dr. Chumala operates and maintains the Agilent 6550 iFunnel Q-TOF equipped with LC-Chip Cube interface and the Agilent 6460 Triple Quadrupole (QQQ) equipped with a 1260 LC. In addition, he is responsible for receiving samples, preparing samples for mass spectrometry analysis, and analyzing data for the identification, characterization, and quantification of compounds using a variety of Agilent software.