Costel C. Darie, an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biomolecular Science from Clarkson University and Research Associate Professor Alisa G. Woods just finished the second edition of their book in mass spectrometry entitled “Advancements of Mass Spectrometry in Biomedical Research”, which is part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series, published by Springer Nature. The book is currently in print. The first edition of this book was published five years ago.
The book is intended to introduce the readers to the concept of mass spectrometry, but also to demonstrate its applications in proteomics, metabolomics, glycomics, lipidomics, adductomics, as well as to specialized types of analysis for particular proteins and metabolites, protein post-translational modifications, or protein-protein interactions.
The book has contributing authors from various universities such as New York University, Mount Sinai Medical Center, UCLA, Wake Forest, SUNY Stony Brook or SUNY Buffalo and companies like Merck & Co, Biogen, Waters Corporation, Bruker Daltonics, Kendrick Labs or Mobilion, and are from various countries like Germany, Spain, UK, Romania and USA. Within Clarkson, the authors are mostly from three departments: Chemistry & Biomolecular Science, Biology, and Civil and Environmental Engineering.
Two Chemistry & Biomolecular Science alumni also contributed to this book. One of them, Joseph A. Loo ’82, is a professor and expert in mass spectrometry and proteomics at UCLA and the editor in chief of the Journal of American Society of Mass Spectrometry. The another one, Rama R. Yakubu ’11 is a former lab member of Darie’s Biochemistry & Proteomics Lab and just finished his MD/PhD program at Albert Einstein School of Medicine.
“This is great”, said Darie, “it was a difficult project, but I am glad that we succeeded. I hope the book will help as many readers as possible.”