Senior Scientist
43 Gortner Lab
Senior Scientist: University of Minnesota, Center for Mass Spectometry and Proteomics 2004-Present
Assistant Scientist: University of Minnesota, Proteomic Analysis Facility-BMGC 2002-2004
Assistant Scientist: University of Minnesota, Advanced Genetic Analysis Center-BMGC 2000-2002
Junior Scientist: University of Minnesota, MicroChemical Facility 1999-2000
B.S. Biosystems & Agricultural Engineering , University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, 1999
  • Capillary ESI LC-MS/MS Ion Trap and Orbitrap mass spectrometry for Proteomics
  • Analytical flow LC-MS/MS for untargeted metabolomics
  • Discovery-based proteomics research
  • Relative protein quantification by mass spectrometry (stable isotope label and label-free)
  • Post-translational modification enrichment & detection by mass spectrometry
  • Protein database searching with peptide tandem MS data
  • Small molecule high resolution MS for accurate mass
  • Peptide mixture fractionation by (offline) microbore liquid chromatography
  • Peptide, protein, and small molecule MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
  • Polymer MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry
  • 1D & 2D protein SDS-PAGE
  • Polyacrylamide gel staining, imaging, and sample preparation
  • TMT/iTRAQ & 2D DIGE preparation, analysis and relative protein quantitation interpretation
  • Protein isolation, fractionation & purification techniques for simple and complex mixtures
  • General molecular biology techniques
  • Barocycler® operation