Troy Scoggins
Analytical Chemistry Graduate Student

Cary, North Carolina

B.S. in Chemistry, University of North Carolina (2020)


Troy comes to the Florida from North Carolina where he earned his B.S. in Chemistry at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2020. While at UNC, he conducted research improving tendon healing through desferrioxamine coated sutures under Dr. Paul Weinhold. After college, he was an Associate Scientist at Tergus Pharma for a year under the In Vitro Release Testing Department developing methods for IVRT analysis of topical pharmaceutical products. Troy joined the Prentice lab in the fall of 2021 working on novel mass spectrometry instrumentation and imaging mass spectrometry of biological samples.

Teaching Experience

  • TA- CHM3120 – Introduction to Analytical Chemistry (UF, 2023)
  • TA- CHM2046L – General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab (UF, 2022)
  • TA- CHM2046L – General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis Lab (UF, 2021)
  • TA- CHEM 241 – Modern Analytical Methods for Separation and Characterization (UNC, 2018)


  • Troy R. Scoggins, Jonathan T. Specker, Boone M. Prentice, “Multiple ion isolation and accumulation events for selective chemical noise reduction and dynamic range enhancement in MALDI imaging mass spectrometry,” Poster presentation, ID–310834, June 8, 2022, Proceedings of the 70th ASMS Conference on Mass Spectrometry and Allied Topics, Minneapolis, MN, June 5-9, 2022.