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Automated Sample Multiplexing by using Combined Precursor Isotopic Labeling and Isobaric Tagging (cPILOT)

Jan. 23, 2021—Author’s Albert Arul and Renã A.S. Robinson’s article “Automated Sample Multiplexing by using Combined Precursor Isotopic Labeling and Isobaric Tagging (cPILOT)” was accepted for publication in the Journal of Visualized Experiments (JoVE.) The article discusses the use of robotic platform for high-throughput proteomics experiments using combined precursor isotopic labeling and isobaric tagging (cPILOT). Incorporating cPILOT with...

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Mostafa Khan Successfully Defends PhD Dissertation

Jan. 14, 2021—Mostafa Khan, PhD successfully defended his dissertation on December 16, 2020 titled “Proteomics and Lipidomics to Study Racial Disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease.” He joined the RASR Lab team in May 2016 where he worked on use of “omics technologies to study health disparities in Alzheimer’s Disease. Mostafa recently accepted a position with the Department of...

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Meet RASR Lab Team Member Claramence Doyki

Jan. 14, 2021—Claramence Dokyi joins the RASR Lab team as an Undergraduate Research Assistant. A junior at Vanderbilt University, she is on the pre-med track majoring in Medicine, Health and Society with minors in Psychology and Business. Claramence is passionate about health care equity specifically in immigrant and minority populations. She is from Ghana, West Africa and...

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Kaitlyn Stepler Passes IRP Exam

Jan. 14, 2021—RASR Lab Ph.D. candidate Kaitlyn Stepler passed the Independent Research Proposal (IRP) exam on January 11, 2021 and now is preparing for her final dissertation defense. Congratulations Kaitlyn!

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RASR Lab Team Welcomes Marsalas Whitaker

Jan. 14, 2021—Marsalas Whitaker joined RASR Lab as a Research Assistant II in January 2021. A native Tennessean from Columbia, TN, he received a B.S. degree in Biomedical Engineering from the University of Memphis. Most recently Marsalas worked as a research assistant at Vanderbilt University for Dr. Charleson Bell where he conducted research in developing novel protocols and...

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Nadjali Chung Advances to Ph.D. Candidate

Dec. 14, 2020—Nadjali Chung successfully completed her qualifying exam on December 9, 2020 becoming the newest Ph.D. candidate at RASR Lab. Nadjali joined the RASR Lab team in the summer of 2017 where she works on developing an ion mobility-mass spectrometry-based approach to improve lipid annotation and analysis. Dr. John McLean is her co-advisor. Congratulations Nadjali!

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Dr. Renã A.S. Robinson – President Elect of NOBCChE

Nov. 16, 2020—Dr. Renã A.S. Robinson discusses her role as President Elect of NOBCChE in the Advocate and Advance article “Renã Robinson tells us about her role as President Elect of NOBCChE, and why advocates are vital to ensuring true representation in the field.”

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2nd Annual Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Research Day: Friday, November 13

Nov. 13, 2020—RASR Lab team members Christina King, post-doctoral fellow, and Kaitlyn Stepler, graduate student, will be participating in the poster session of the 2nd Annual Vanderbilt Alzheimer’s Research Day virtual event. Christina’s topic is “The Development of a Robust, Automated Plasma Proteomics Platform to Study Hypertension and Alzheimer’s Disease in African Americans.” Kaitlyn will speak on “Inclusion of...

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RASR Lab Welcomes Nekesa Oliver

Nov. 3, 2020—Nekesa Oliver joined the RASR Lab team on November 2, 2020 as a Research Assistant II with expertise in chromatography and instrumental analysis. A native of Holly Springs, Mississippi, Nekesa holds two B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Biology from Rust College and a M.S. degree in Chemistry from the University of Memphis. Nekesa previously worked at...

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Dr. Renã Robinson Shares Insights in “Conversations with NOBBChE Leadership” Session

Nov. 3, 2020—Dr. Renã Robinson shared insights at the “Conversations with NOBBChE Leadership” session at the annual NOBCChE 2020 National Virtual Conference held on September 24-25. Approximately 800 participants attended the conference. The mission of the National Organization for the Professional Advancement of Black Chemists and Chemical Engineers (NOBCChE) is to build an eminent cadre of successful diverse...

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