Leadership

 

Nathan Yates

Nathan Yates

Scientific Director

yatesn@pitt.edu

Dr. Yates is the Scientific Director of the Biomedical Mass Spectrometry Center and an Associate Professor in the Department of Cell Biology. Trained as an analytical chemist, he is an authority in mass spectrometry and a pioneer in the field of quantitative proteomics. Dr. Yates is also the Chief Scientific Officer of Stratus Biosciences, as nonprofit organization that hosts cloud computing solutions for the analysis of scientific data. The CHORUS Project, an open-source data analysis platform for mass spectrometry, has been developed under is his leadership and currently supports more than 150 laboratories and 800 users worldwide.

Xuemei Zeng

Xuemei Zeng

Director of Proteomics

xuz2@pitt.edu

Dr. Zeng obtained her Ph.D. in Biology in 2001 and MPH in Epidemiology in 2007 from University of Pittsburgh. Her research interest is to develop effective sample preparation procedures for in-depth analysis of complex proteomic samples and mass spectrometry based techniques for quantitative comparison of peptide/ protein abundance.

Stacy Wendell

Stacy Wendell

Director of Metabolomics

Dr. Wendell obtained a Ph.D. in chemistry from the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and was an NRSA postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Ian Blair at the University of Pennsylvania. In addition to her role as Director of Metabolomics in the BioMS Center, Dr. Wendell is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology. Her research interests are focused on the use of mass spectrometry techniques to identify and characterize the metabolism of electrophilic fatty acids and their signaling actions in lung and airway disease.

gstacy@pitt.edu

Steven Mullett

Steven Mullett

Department of Cell Biology

Over a decade of molecular neuroscience research, and one year in proteomics. Currently developing novel proteomic approaches to answer difficult biological questions.

sjmst52@pitt.edu

Staff

 

Jackie

Jackie Jones-Laughner

Native of Pittsburgh.
Jackie has ten years of experience in molecular biology research and has been working in the proteomics lab for over five years.

jmj53@pitt.edu

Mai Sun

Mai Sun

Pitt Alumni. Focus on MS-based proteomics data analysis and interpretation.

mas197@pitt.edu

Richard Cattley

Richard Cattley

Over six years of experience in molecular biology. Also an avid violinist in a local orchestra.

rtc13@pitt.edu

Yang Liu

Yang Liu

After studies in molecular biology and glycan chemistry in Baltimore and Boston, moved to Pittsburgh to continue gaining experience and working in mass spectrometry, especially instrumentation. Works on keeping LTQ XL and Orbitrap XL systems ready to address the needs of investigators. Has a soft spot for the sweetness of glycobiology.

yal90@pitt.edu

Rahul Deshpande

Rahul Deshpande

rad135@pitt.edu

Pamela Cantrell

Pamela Cantrell

psc20@pitt.edu

Faculties / Members

 

Rena Robinson

Rena Robinson

Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry

rena@pitt.edu

Matt MacDonald

Matthew MacDonald

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry

Dr. MacDonald received his PhD from the University of Pennsylvania in 2012. He is currently a Postdoctoral Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry in the laboratory of Dr. Robert Sweet. Dr. MacDonald's work focuses on utilizing Mass Spectrometry based proteomics approaches to investigate synaptic protein networks in psychiatric disease.

macdonaldml@upmc.edu

Kevin Xiao

Kevin Xiao

Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology

khxiao@pitt.edu

William Hawse

William Hawse

Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology

whawse@pitt.edu

Jamil Alhassan

Jamil Alhassan

Department of Psychiatry

jaa72@pitt.edu

Melanie Grubisha

Melanie Grubisha

UPMC Graduate Medical Resident

grubisham@upmc.edu