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A post-doctoral position is available through Janssen / J&J. (Click for info and application)
(Most of the work will be done in this lab at Purdue University, later work will be at J&J in Pennsylvania.)
Link: https://jobs.jnj.com/jobs/2105988882W?lang=en-us&previousLocale=en-US

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Welcome!

We think of mass spectrometry as the science and technology of ions. Our interests therefore involve construction of mass spectrometers, fundamental studies of ion reactions and collision processes and applications to medicine, biochemistry and organic chemistry. A central current interest is in ambient ionization and its application in imaging tumor margins, monitoring therapeutic drugs in biofluids, following embryological development, and identifying microorganisms. Each of these experiments involves minimal sample workup. Another strong interest is in preparative mass spectrometry, both by soft landing ions onto surfaces in vacuum to generate new materials and also by collecting the products of solution-phase reactions occurring in electrospray droplets. In situ analysis using miniature mass spectrometers coupled to ambient ion sources for environmental, public safety and other applications is of interest. So, too, is on-line reaction monitoring. Ion chemistry is astonishingly rich as exemplified by nitrogen atom insertion into n-alkanes, chirally selective amino acid clustering and C-C bond formation, all being studied at atmospheric pressure.

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Latest Publications (view all)

Samadhi C. Kulathunga, Nicolás M. Morato, Qing Zhou, R. Graham Cooks and, Andrew D. Mesecar "Novel Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Assay for Label-Free Characterization of SULT2B1b Enzyme Kinetics" ChemMedChem (2022)

Meng Wang, Xiao-Fei Gao, Rui Su, Peng He, Yuan-Yuan Cheng, Ke Li, Dongbo Mi, Xiaoping Zhang, Xinglei Zhang, Huanwen Chen, and R. Graham Cooks "Abundant Production of Reactive Water Radical Cations under Ambient Conditions" CCS Chem (2021)

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JASMS June 2017