Dr. Gordillo was born in Badajoz, Spain. She earned her B.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Chemistry from the University of Extremadura (Spain) in 1997 and 2002, respectively. She specializes in the development of LC/MS/MS technologies for the determination and quantification of metabolites.

She is the Director of UTSW Metabolic Phenotyping Core. The Core provides comprehensive, state-of-the-art measurements of multiple parameters, including: mass spectrometry, physiology, lipid, glucose, and metabokine assays to investigators at UTSWMC. In this way the scientific community has available a centralized service that is more cost effective preventing the duplication of reagents and instrumentation providing consistency in various assays across laboratories. The services are offered to investigators inside and outside UTSW campus. Dr. Gordillo is responsible for the daily operations of the core, interacting with users, experiment design and technical consultation services are part of her mission as director of the facility. Throughout the years, she has acquired hands on experience on all the instrumentation under the core management. She also has several years of industry expertise in the area of mass spectrometry analysis of endogenous and drug metabolites in biological samples.

UT Southwestern Metabolic Core URL
UT Southwestern Touchstone Diabetes Center URL

Mass Spectrometry
Bioanalytical Chemistry
Drug Discovery
Triple Quadrupole
Tandem LC-MS/MS
Tissue sample preparation
Biological fluids sample preparation
Liquid-liquid extraction
Solid phase extraction (SPE)
Culture of human cancer cell lines


Universidad De Extremadura (1997), Chemistry
Graduate School
Universidad De Extremadura (1998), Chemistry
Graduate School
Universidad De Extremadura (2002), Science

Research Interest

  • Lipidomics
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Metabolomics
  • Pharmacodynamics
  • Pharmacokinetics


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Honors & Awards

  • Outstanding Thesis Award
    University of Extremadura (Spain) (2002)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    University of Extremadura (Spain) (2002)
  • Postdoctoral Fellowship
    Government of Spain (2002)
  • Predoctoral Scholarship
    Government of Spain (1998)
  • Visitor Research Scholarship
    Government of Spain (1998)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Sociedad Española de Espectrometría de Masas (2013)
  • American Society for Mass Spectrometry (2005)
  • American Chemical Society (2003)