Victoria VanderNoot

Manager, Biotechnology and Bioengineering

Portrait of Victoria VanderNoot

Victoria VanderNoot manages the Biotechnology and Bioengineering department. The team spans two locations in Livermore and Emeryville, California, with expertise in micro and molecular biology, virology, analytical chemistry, microfluidics, and engineering. Her diverse team addresses a number of key problems affecting national security, including algal and lignocellulosic biomass conversion, biodefense and emerging infectious disease, and real-time health and performance monitoring. Key sponsors include DOE Office of Science, DOE Office of Energy and Renewable Energy, DoD Defense Threat Reduction Agency and the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency, the National Institutes of Health, and Sandia’s Lab Directed Research & Development Program.

VanderNoot has been at Sandia National Laboratories for over twenty years. She joined Sandia as a Senior Member of the technical staff and was promoted to Principal level before joining management.


Bachelor’s Degree: Chemistry, Carleton University

Doctoral Degree: Analytical Chemistry, Carleton University


  • U.S. Patent # 9,322,014 B1, Multiplexed Microfluidic Approach for Nucleic Acid Enrichment, Victoria VanderNoot, Stanley A. Langevin, Zachary W. Bent, Ronald Renzi, Scott Ferko, James Van De Vreugde, Todd W. Lane Kamlesh D. Patel Steven S. Branda
  • U.S. Patent # 7,452,507 B2, Portable Apparatus for Separating Sample and Detecting Target Analytes, Julia A. Fruetel, Victoria VanderNoot, Brent A Horn, Jay A.A. West, Ronald Renzi, Scott Ferko, James F. Stamps, Isaac R. Shokair, Daniel Yee, Robert Crocker, Boyd Wiedenman

Selected Publications


  • Ted VanderNoot and Victoria VanderNoot, “Skills for Maximising Your Graduate Experience”, Cognitrix Ltd, London, England, February 1, 2012, 220 pages ISBN-13: 978-0956248749

Book Chapter

  • Victoria A. VanderNoot and Julia A. Fruetel, Application of CGE to Virus Identification in Methods in Molecular Biology, Phillips, Terry M.; Kalish, Heather (Eds.), Human Press, New York, NY, Vol. 919, August 2012.


  • Zachary W. Bent, David M. Brazel, Mary B. Tran‐Gyamfi, Rachelle Y. Hamblin, Victoria A. VanderNoot, and Steven S. Branda. Use of a capture-based pathogen transcript enrichment strategy for  RNA‐Seq analysis of Francisella tularensis LVS transcriptome dynamics during infection of murine macrophages, PLoSOne, (2013), 8, Article Number: UNSP e77834
  • Victoria A. VanderNoot, Stanley A. Langevin, Owen D. Solberg, Pamela D. Lane, Deanna J. Curtis, Zachary W. Bent, Kelly P. Williams, Kamlesh D. Patel, Joseph S. Schoeniger, Steven S. Branda, and Todd W. Lane. cDNA normalization by hydroxyapatite chromatography to enhance transcriptome diversity in RNA-Seq Applications, Biotechniques, (2012) 53, 373-380.
  • Victoria VanderNoot, Scott Ferko, James Van De Vreugde, Kamlesh Patel, Joanne Volponi, Kevin Morrissey, Lucille Forrest, James L. Horton and Brent Haroldsen. Detection of Chemical Warfare Agents by Automated Capillary Micellar Electrokinetic Chromatography, J. Chrom. A, (2012) 1249, 233– 240,
  • Victoria A. VanderNoot, Ronald F. Renzi, Bruce P. Mosier, James L. Van de Vreugde, Isaac Shokair, and Brent L. Haroldsen. Development of an Integrated Microfluidic Instrument for Unattended Water Monitoring Applications, Electrophoresis, (2010), 31, 2632-2640.
  • Julia A. Fruetel, Jason A.A. West, Bert J. Debusschere, Kyle Hukari, Todd W. Lane, Habib N. Najm, Jose Ortega, Ronald F. Renzi, Isaac Shokair, Victoria A. VanderNoot. Rapid Identification of Viruses using Microfluidic Protein Profiling and Bayesian Classification, Analytical Chemistry, (2008), 80, 9005-9012.
  • 28) Shelly A. Pizarro, Pamela Lane, Todd W. Lane, Evelyn Cruz, Brent Haroldsen and Victoria A. VanderNoot. Bacterial Characterization Using Protein Profiling in an Integrated Microchip Separations Platform, (2007) Electrophoresis, 28, 4697–4704.
  • Jeanne C. Stachowiak, Erin E. Shugard, Bruce P. Mosier, Ronald F. Renzi, Pamela F. Caton, Scott M. Ferko, James L. van de Vreugde, Daniel D. Yee, Brent L. Haroldsen, Victoria A. VanderNoot. Autonomous Microfluidic Sample Preparation System for Protein Profile-Based Detection of Aerosolized Bacterial Cells and Spores, (2007) Analytical Chemistry, 79, 5763 -5770.
  • Julia A. Fruetel, Ronald F. Renzi, Victoria A. VanderNoot, James Stamps, Brent A. Horn, Jay A. A. West, Scott Ferko, Robert Crocker, Christopher G. Bailey, Don Arnold, Boyd Wiedenman, Wen-Yee Choi, Daniel Yee, Isaac Shokair, Ernest Hasselbrink, Philip Paul, David Rakestraw, and Debbie Padgen. Microchip Separations of Protein Biotoxins Using an Integrated Hand-Held Device (2005) Electrophoresis, 26, 1144 – 1154. 
  • Ronald F. Renzi, James Stamps, Brent A. Horn, Scott Ferko, Victoria A. VanderNoot, Jay A.A. West, Robert Crocker, Boyd Wiedenman, Daniel Yee and Julia A. Fruetel, Analytical Chemistry, 77, (2005), 435-441.
  • M. VanRollins and V.A. VanderNoot. Simultaneous Resolution of Underivatized Regioisomers and Stereoisomers of Arachidonate Epoxides by Capillary Electrophoresis Analytical Biochemistry, (2003), 313, 106-116.
  • Victoria A. VanderNoot and Mike VanRollins. Capillary Electrophoresis of Cytochrome P-450 Epoxygenase Metabolites of Arachidonic Acid.  2. Resolution of Stereoisomers Analytical Chemistry, (2002), 74, 5866-5870.
  • Victoria A. VanderNoot and Mike VanRollins, Capillary Electrophoresis of Cytochrome P-450 Epoxygenase Metabolites of Arachidonic Acid. 1. Resolution of Regioisomers Analytical Chemistry, (2002), 74, 5859-5865.
  • M. Fath, V. A. VanderNoot, Ilkka Kilpeläinen, Tarja Kinnunen, Heikki Rauvala and R. J. Linhardt. Interaction of Soluble and Surface-bound Heparin Binding growth-associated Molecule with Heparin. FEBS Letters, (1999), 454, 105-108.
  • V. A. VanderNoot, R. E. Hileman, J. S. Dordick and R. J. Linhardt. Capillary Electrophoresis Employing Immobilized Glycosaminoglycan to Resolve Heparin-binding Peptides. Electrophoresis, (1998), 19, 437-441.