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.
Director of Proteomics
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.
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.
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.
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.
Pitt Alumni. Focus on MS-based proteomics data analysis and interpretation.
Over six years of experience in molecular biology. Also an avid violinist in a local orchestra.
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.
Faculties / Members
Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry
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.
Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacology and Chemical Biology
Assistant Professor, Department of Immunology
Department of Psychiatry
UPMC Graduate Medical Resident