Dr. McComb is a Research Associate Professor of Biochemistry at Boston University School of Medicine (BUSM), is the Director of the NHLBI Cardiovascular Proteomics Center (CPC) Core Research Laboratory at BUSM and is a Faculty Member of the BUSM Center for Biomedical Mass Spectrometry (CBMS). Dr. McComb has authored/co-authored more than 50 peer-review publications, reviews and textbook chapters and has over 200 conference proceedings including many as invited speaker. Dr. McComb has served as a panel member on several National committees, has served on several NIH peer review study sections and is an expert reviewer for NIH, NCI and other organizations. Dr. McComb is an active member of the Human Proteome Organization (HUPO) whose mission is to characterize the human proteome. Dr. McComb’s research aims are directed towards the identification and characterization of differentially expressed proteins and differentially observed peptides and post-translational modifications (PTMs) associated with human disease. His laboratory focuses on applying mass spectrometry and proteomics technologies for the identification and characterization of proteins which may be perturbed by disease with the aim to identify patterns of changes in order to gain a global comprehensive understanding of disease progression. Identification of specific proteins and PTMs which change as a function of disease will lead to the development of diagnostic and prognostic biomarkers which will have tremendous clinical utility. Specific biomedical applications of research include cancer, Alzheimer’s disease, systemic amyloidosis, prion diseases, and cardiovascular disease.
- Member, Whitaker Cardiovascular Institute, Boston University
- University Manitoba, PhD
- University Manitoba, MSc
- University Manitoba, BSc
- Published on 7/28/2021
Mustafa Rizvi SH, Shao D, Tsukahara Y, Pimentel DR, Weisbrod RM, Hamburg NM, McComb ME, Matsui R, Bachschmid MM. Oxidized GAPDH transfers S-glutathionylation to a nuclear protein Sirtuin-1 leading to apoptosis. Free Radic Biol Med. 2021 10; 174:73-83. PMID: 34332079.
- Published on 1/7/2021
Hekman RM, Hume AJ, Goel RK, Abo KM, Huang J, Blum BC, Werder RB, Suder EL, Paul I, Phanse S, Youssef A, Alysandratos KD, Padhorny D, Ojha S, Mora-Martin A, Kretov D, Ash PEA, Verma M, Zhao J, Patten JJ, Villacorta-Martin C, Bolzan D, Perea-Resa C, Bullitt E, Hinds A, Tilston-Lunel A, Varelas X, Farhangmehr S, Braunschweig U, Kwan JH, McComb M, Basu A, Saeed M, Perissi V, Burks EJ, Layne MD, Connor JH, Davey R, Cheng JX, Wolozin BL, Blencowe BJ, Wuchty S, Lyons SM, Kozakov D, Cifuentes D, Blower M, Kotton DN, Wilson AA, Mühlberger E, Emili A. Actionable Cytopathogenic Host Responses of Human Alveolar Type 2 Cells to SARS-CoV-2. Mol Cell. 2021 Jan 07; 81(1):212. PMID: 33417854.
- Published on 11/19/2020
Hekman RM, Hume AJ, Goel RK, Abo KM, Huang J, Blum BC, Werder RB, Suder EL, Paul I, Phanse S, Youssef A, Alysandratos KD, Padhorny D, Ojha S, Mora-Martin A, Kretov D, Ash PEA, Verma M, Zhao J, Patten JJ, Villacorta-Martin C, Bolzan D, Perea-Resa C, Bullitt E, Hinds A, Tilston-Lunel A, Varelas X, Farhangmehr S, Braunschweig U, Kwan JH, McComb M, Basu A, Saeed M, Perissi V, Burks EJ, Layne MD, Connor JH, Davey R, Cheng JX, Wolozin BL, Blencowe BJ, Wuchty S, Lyons SM, Kozakov D, Cifuentes D, Blower M, Kotton DN, Wilson AA, Mühlberger E, Emili A. Actionable Cytopathogenic Host Responses of Human Alveolar Type 2 Cells to SARS-CoV-2. Mol Cell. 2020 12 17; 80(6):1104-1122.e9. PMID: 33259812.
- Published on 6/18/2020
Azab E, Chandler KB, Uda Y, Sun N, Hussein A, Shuwaikan R, Lu V, Costello CE, McComb ME, Divieti Pajevic P. Osteocytes control myeloid cell proliferation and differentiation through Gsa-dependent and -independent mechanisms. FASEB J. 2020 08; 34(8):10191-10211. PMID: 32557809.
- Published on 10/26/2019
Yura Y, Chong BSH, Johnson RD, Watanabe Y, Tsukahara Y, Ferran B, Murdoch CE, Behring JB, McComb ME, Costello CE, Janssen-Heininger YMW, Cohen RA, Bachschmid MM, Matsui R. Endothelial cell-specific redox gene modulation inhibits angiogenesis but promotes B16F0 tumor growth in mice. FASEB J. 2019 12; 33(12):14147-14158. PMID: 31647879.
- Published on 4/4/2019
McDonald AJ, Leon DR, Markham KA, Wu B, Heckendorf CF, Schilling K, Showalter HD, Andrews PC, McComb ME, Pushie MJ, Costello CE, Millhauser GL, Harris DA. Altered Domain Structure of the Prion Protein Caused by Cu2+ Binding and Functionally Relevant Mutations: Analysis by Cross-Linking, MS/MS, and NMR. Structure. 2019 06 04; 27(6):907-922.e5. PMID: 30956132.
- Published on 3/5/2019
Shao D, Yao C, Kim MH, Fry J, Cohen RA, Costello CE, Matsui R, Seta F, McComb ME, Bachschmid MM. Improved mass spectrometry-based activity assay reveals oxidative and metabolic stress as sirtuin-1 regulators. Redox Biol. 2019 04; 22:101150. PMID: 30877853.
- Published on 6/18/2018
Raghunathan R, Polinski NK, Klein JA, Hogan JD, Shao C, Khatri K, Leon D, McComb ME, Manfredsson FP, Sortwell CE, Zaia J. Glycomic and Proteomic Changes in Aging Brain Nigrostriatal Pathway. Mol Cell Proteomics. 2018 09; 17(9):1778-1787. PMID: 29915149.
- Published on 7/31/2017
Saito Â, Souza EE, Costa FC, Meirelles GV, Gonçalves KA, Santos MT, Bressan GC, McComb ME, Costello CE, Whelan SA, Kobarg J. Human Regulatory Protein Ki-1/57 Is a Target of SUMOylation and Affects PML Nuclear Body Formation. J Proteome Res. 2017 Sep 01; 16(9):3147-3157. PMID: 28695742.
- Published on 6/6/2017
Khatri K, Klein JA, Haserick JR, Leon DR, Costello CE, McComb ME, Zaia J. Microfluidic Capillary Electrophoresis-Mass Spectrometry for Analysis of Monosaccharides, Oligosaccharides, and Glycopeptides. Anal Chem. 2017 06 20; 89(12):6645-6655. PMID: 28530388.
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