Demian Ifa received his BSc in Pharmacy from the State University of São Paulo (UNESP), Brazil; MSc in Organic Chemistry from the University of Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ); and PhD in Pharmacology from the University of São Paulo (USP). He worked as postdoctoral fellow and associate research scientist at the Aston Labs for Mass Spectrometry at Purdue University, USA. He joined the Chemistry Department at York University as an Assistant Professor in 2011. His major interests are ambient ionization techniques, imaging mass spectrometry, structural biology and clinical mass spectrometry.