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Mass Spectrometry Research Center

Forceno and Casey honored with Chancellor’s Heart and Soul awards

Dec. 21, 2018—Chancellor Nicholas S. Zeppos surprised VIRG’s Linda Forceno and Maureen Casey at the Mass Spectrometry Research Center with the Heart and Soul Staff Appreciation Award just prior to Winter Break.

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Mass spectrometry team earns grant to map body at the cellular level

Sep. 28, 2018—Biochemistry professor Richard Caprioli, director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center, and Jeff Spraggins, research assistant professor of biochemistry, and their team will build a platform to molecularly characterize cells.

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What protein is that?

Mar. 28, 2018—An improved technology enables high-throughput protein identification in imaging mass spectrometry, aiding proteomics research.

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New imaging approach offers unprecedented views of staph infection

Mar. 15, 2018—A new integrated imaging approach makes it possible to probe the molecules involved in invasive infections and can be broadly applied to any health or disease state.

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VUMC investigators find pathogens work together to infect host

Nov. 3, 2016—Pseudomonas aeruginosa and Staphylococcus aureus — two pathogens that frequently co-infect the lungs of patients with cystic fibrosis — appear to cooperate with each other, Vanderbilt investigators have discovered. When pseudomonas is starved for metal by the host, it shuts down the production of factors that would normally kill staph, promoting a co-infection.

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NIH grant bolsters mass spectrometry research initiatives

Aug. 11, 2016—The National Institutes of Health (NIH) has awarded a major renewal grant to continue the National Research Resource for Imaging Mass Spectrometry at Vanderbilt University School of Medicine.

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Vanderbilt team first to blend high-end imaging techniques

Mar. 5, 2015—Vanderbilt University researchers have achieved the first “image fusion” of mass spectrometry and microscopy — a technical tour de force that could, among other things, dramatically improve the diagnosis and treatment of cancer.

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Core facilities key driver of VUMC research gains

Jan. 29, 2015—During the past five years, Vanderbilt University Medical Center has become a leader in “personalized medicine,” the use of genomic information to individualize patient care.

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VUMC research cores speed pace of discovery

Jan. 22, 2015—Progress against America’s most intractable health challenges, among them heart disease, cancer and diabetes, requires the best minds, the latest tools and the easy collaboration demanded by 21st century science.

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Study tracks new way to fight HIV infection in women

Sep. 11, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Richard Caprioli, Ph.D., is participating in a national, federally funded collaboration to develop an intravaginal ring capable of delivering antiretroviral drugs to women at risk for HIV infection.

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Caprioli honored for mass spectrometry contributions

Jun. 19, 2014—Vanderbilt University’s Richard Caprioli, Ph.D., has received the 2014 Award for a Distinguished Contribution to Mass Spectrometry from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS). Caprioli, the Stanford Moore Professor of Biochemistry and director of the Mass Spectrometry Research Center at Vanderbilt, was honored for development of Imaging Mass Spectrometry (IMS) using matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization...

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Vanderbilt awarded $16.5 million agreement to determine how toxic agents affect human cells

Mar. 3, 2014—Vanderbilt University has been awarded a Cooperative Agreement with the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency and the Army Research Office that is worth up to $16.5 million over five years.

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