Professor Evan R. Williams
Principal Investigor. B.S., University of Virginia (1984); Ph.D., Cornell University (1990); National Science Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship, Stanford University, (1989-1991); National Science Foundation Young Investigator Award (1992); Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation Young Investigator (1992); Analytical Chemists of Pittsburgh Award (1992); Exxon Education Foundation Research Award (1993); American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award (1994); Alexander von Humboldt Senior Scientist Award (1999); Amgen Faculty Award (2004); Visiting Professor, Department of Physics and Astronomy, University of Aarhus, Denmark (2005); Faculty Scientist, Earth Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory; Faculty Director, QB3/Chemistry Mass Spectrometry Center, University of California, Berkeley; Associate Director, Center for Analytical Biotechnology, University of California, Berkeley; Member: ACS, ASMS.
Dr. Antoine Masson
[Email: amasson -at- lbl -dot- gov]Postdoctoral Researcher. Ph.D. I’m working on the coupling of mass spectrometry and infrared imaging in collaboration with Hoi-Ying Holman at LBNL. Previously I was a postdoc in Tom Rizzo's group (EPFL Switzerland) and completed my Ph.D. in France (CEA France).
Richard J. Cooper
[Email: richard.cooper -at- berkeley -dot- edu]Graduate Student Researcher. B.S. (summa cum laude) Boston College (2011). My research focuses on the study of non-covalent interactions in gas phase ion-molecule complexes. I use infrared multiple photon dissociation (IRMPD) spectroscopy along with computational theory to elucidate the structure, energetics and reactivity of m/z-selected complexes. Applications include ion-biomolecule structures, the effect of ions on protein stability and a means of gathering novel thermodynamic data.
[Email: dnmort -at- berkeley -dot- edu]Graduate Student Researcher. B.S. Brigham Young University (2011). I study protein folding and unfolding events that occur on the ~1 to 50 microsecond timescale using rapid mixing from double-barrel wire-in-a-capillary emitters, known as theta-glass emitters. I also study how protein-surface interactions affect the structure of protein ions formed using electrospray emitters with submicron diameter tips.
Anna C. Susa
[Email: asusa -at- berkeley -dot- edu]Graduate Student Researcher. B.S. (Honors) University of California, Santa Barbara (2011). My research focuses on understanding the ionization mechanism of proteins and protein complexes in electrospray ionization in addition to investigating the structural biology of proteins and protein complexes using mass spectrometry techniques.
Matthew J. DiTucci
[Email: mjditucci -at- berkeley -dot- edu]Graduate Student Researcher. B.S. Pennsylvania State University (2011). I am interested in studying hydrated ions in the gas phase in order to measure their physical properties (binding energies, bond enthalpies, cooridination numbers, structural motifs, etc.), which are commonly obscured in conventional condensed phase studies. This is accomplished through electron capture dissociation along with infrared and ultraviolet spectroscopy.
[Email: agelliott -at- berkeley -dot- edu]Graduate Student Researcher. B.A.S. (summa cum laude) University of California, Los Angeles (2011). My research focuses on extending mass spectrometry to very large (mega Dalton) molecules and complexes using charge detection mass spectrometry. I also like baseball.
[Email: xiaz -at- berkeley -dot- edu]
Graduate student researcher. B.A. (summa cum laude) St. Olaf College (2014). I am interested in biological mass spectrometry.
[Email: cstachl5 -at- berkeley -dot- edu]
Graduate student researcher. B.S. (magna cum laude) University of Washington (2014). I am interested in using infrared spectroscopy and mass spectrometry to study hydrated ions in the gas phase.
Conner C. Harper
[Email: charper -at- berkeley -dot- edu]
Graduate student researcher. B.S. (cum laude) Brigham Young University (2014). I am interested in developing new analytical techniques in mass spectrometry.