What’s New

Whats New?

April 29, 2014. Yuhuan Ji was selected as a recipient for the 2014 GBMSDG (Greater Boston Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group) ASMS Student Travel Award.

January 31, 2013. Xiang (Sean) Yu successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Glycan Sequencing and Isoaspartate Characterization by Electron Activated Dissociation Tandem Mass Spectrometry”.

January 13, 2012. Nadia Sargaeva successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Deamidation and Related Problems in Structural Analysis of Peptides and Proteins”.

August, 2010. Xiaojuan Li successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Mechanism of Electron Capture Dissociation and the Application to Protein Deamidation”. Download

August, 2009. Dr. Cheng Lin was appointed as Research Assistant Professor of Biochemistry in the Boston Unviersity School of Medicine, and assumed the role of the director of the FTMS Lab at the Boston University Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry.

December, 2008.  Prof. Peter O’Connor was offered a tenured full professorship in chemistry at the University of Warwick in Coventry, England and will be moving himself and most of this group to England over the next year.

April 14, 2008. Jason Cournoyer successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Mechanism of Electron Capture Dissociation and its Application in Differentiation of Aspartic and Isoaspartic Acid”. Download

Feb 28, 2008. Raman Mathur successfully defended his Ph.D. dissertation entitled “A Cryogenic Low Noise Amplifier for Fourier Transform Mass Spectrometry”. Download

May 21, 2007. Prof. O’Connor’s first independent research grant’s Notice of Grant Award arrived. This 5-year R01 grant, entitled “Defining the Isoaspartome”, involves use of our ECD-based methods to identify the formation of isoaspartic acid in proteins of biological origin.

May 18, 2007. First signal was achieved for the MALDI-Cryogenic-FTICR mass spectrometer. Data to follow.

Dec 7, 2006. Parminder Kaur successfully defended her Ph.D. dissertation entitled “Statistical Methods for Interpretation of High Resolution Mass Spectra”. The dissertation edits were incorporated and it was completed on Jan 7, 2007. The thesis is available for download here.

July 13, 2005. Peter O’Connor was promoted to Research Associate Professor of Biochemistry in the Boston University School of Medicine.

April 18, 2002. The Boston University FTMS Research Group, in a research collaboration with MDS Sciex of Toronto, has developed an ESI qQqFTMS. While much prior planning went into this project, the Sciex qQq front end was mounted on the BU home built instrument and generated first spectra within 48 hours.

October 1, 2002. The Boston University FTMS Research Group has just received funding (>$2M over 7 years) as part of an NIH/NHLBI sponsored BUSM Cardiovascular Proteomics Center. This funding is for the development of the MALDI-FTMS as an automated tool for proteomics and for the design and implementation of the CryoFTMS.

September 15, 2002. A manuscript entitled “A High Voltage RF Oscillator for Driving Multipole Ion Guides” has just been accepted for publication in the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.

To download the PCB layout files with the bill of material for the RF oscillator click here.

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