MSRC Mass Spectrometry Research and Development

MSRC R&D Research Staff

Peggi Angel


(615) 343-2712

Peggi worked for three years developing formulations and HPLC separations strategies for pharmaceuticals before attending graduate school. She received her Ph.D in Chemistry from the University of Georgia studying separations of complex protein populations and approaches to quantitative proteomics.  She spent a year at Emory University investigating fetal alcohol spectrum disorder modeled in human embryonic stem cells by membrane proteomic strategies. She currently investigates the developing aortic valve structure by MALDI imaging mass spectrometry and multidimensional chromatography based proteomic strategies in order to better engineer a pediatric aortic valve.

Eduardo Dias


(615) 343-8437

Eduardo received his M.D. degree from the Federal University of Rio Grande do Sul in Porto Alegre, Brazil. After completing a residency in Obstetrics and Gynecology he specialized in breast surgery. During his medical training he researched cancer risk factors in transversal and cohort screening studies for cervical and breast cancer. His current work focuses on the application of MALDI mass spectrometry for breast cancer biomarker discovery from tissue samples and the development of high throughput screening methods for small molecules.

M. Lisa Manier


(615) 343-9037

Lisa received a Masters Degree in Analytical Chemistry from Middle Tennessee State University and has 20 years experience in various areas of mass spectrometry including GC/MS, LC/MS, and MALDI.

Michelle Reyzer


(615) 343-8371

Michelle obtained a BS in Chemistry from the College of William and Mary in Virginia, and a PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Texas at Austin.  Her current work focuses on the continued development of imaging mass spectrometry for small molecules, as well as applications of the technology for clinical biomarker discovery.

Erin Seeley


(615) 343-2718

Erin received a B.S. in chemistry from Penn State University where she participated in undergraduate research in the area of Environmental Chemistry.  She then received a Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry from Purdue University under the direction of Dr. Fred Regnier.  Her thesis work included; affinity selection of phosphopeptides, separations, relative quantitation, and mass spectrometry.  She spent one year as a postdoc with the Vanderbilt University Tissue Profiling/Imaging Core.  She now serves as Co-Associate Director of the Tissue Profiling/Imaging Core and has worked with a variety of different tissues and biofluids.

Junhai Yang


(615) 343-2712

Junhai got his B.S. and M.S. in Peking University, P.R.China. He then pursued his PhD at Vanderbilt University where he worked on photoactive inhibitor synthesis. Right now, he is working as a postdoc fellow, targeting protein MS imaging by photo labile tag with dendrimer as signal amplifier.

Andrey Zavalin


(615) 397-6743

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