Chris Ashwood, PhD and Matthew Waas, PhD received travel awards to attend HUPO in Adelaide, Australia.
Linda Berg Luecke, a 2nd year graduate student in the MSTP program, received a 1-year renewable fellowship from the Clinical & Translational Science Institute (CTSI) Training Program (TL1). The award includes a monthly stipend, travel funds, and tuition. Her project will focus on defining the molecular features of a cell surface protein she discovered in cardiac fibroblasts from heart failure patients.
In this collaborative manuscript with the Packer lab, we combined the use of hydrolyzed dextran as an internal standard and Skyline software for post-acquisition normalization to reduce retention time and peak area technical variation in PGC-based glycan analyses. This strategy was designed to facilitate the implementation of PGC-based separations in glycomics studies by providing a strategy to develop system-independent retention values to normalize technical variation.
Congratulations to Christopher Ashwood for being selected for this prestigious award! Chris will use this award to travel to the laboratory of Dr. Lukas Kall at the KTH Royal Institute of Technology in Sweden for a short sabbatical aimed to develop new bioinformatic tools for analyzing glycan structures by MS!
In this manuscript, we demonstrate pitfalls with popular antibodies and sample preparation conditions commonly used for the assessment of cardiomyocyte identity within differentiation cultures. By using a rigorous fit-for-purpose workflow, the authors developed and validated a comprehensive protocol to accurately assess cardiomyocyte identity within hPSC-CM cultures. The new protocol includes stepwise instructions to facilitate its implementation by experts and novices, alike.
We are proud to present our efforts with long-term collaborator, Dr. Kenneth R. Boheler to publish The Surfaceome! A huge thanks to all of the contributors and chapter authors for their efforts and expertise!
Matt Waas was awarded a prestigious two year NIH F31 Fellowship for his application entitled "Investigating the Utility and Function of a Novel Cardiomyocyte Cell Surface Protein". His application scored the 9th percentile - outstanding!
Dr. Gundry was elected to the international Human Proteome Organization Council. She will serve a 3-year term as a Diversity Representative for the Western Region beginning in January 2018.
Congratulations to Matt Waas for having his co-first author manuscript selected for the Cover of Proteomics! This was a collaborative effort with Dr. Neil Kelleher, Northwestern University.