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Vicki Wysocki, PhD

Professor and Ohio Eminent Scholar
Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry
Director, Campus Chemical Instrument Center
Ohio, USA

Native Mass Spectrometry and Surface-Induced Dissociation: Characterization of Protein and Nucleoprotein Complexes

Short Biography:
Vicki Wysocki received her PhD from Purdue University in 1987, under the direction of Professor Graham Cooks.  Following a National Research Council postdoctoral appointment at the US Naval Research Laboratory, she became an Assistant Professor at Virginia Commonwealth University. She joined the University of Arizona in 1996 and eventually served as Chair of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry. In 2012 she moved to The Ohio State University where she is Ohio Eminent Scholar and Director of the Campus Chemical Instrument Center. Awards include the 2009 Distinguished Contribution to Mass Spectrometry Award from the American Society for Mass Spectrometry, jointly with Professor Simon Gaskell, and the 2017 American Chemical Society Field and Franklin Award for Outstanding Contributions to Mass Spectrometry. Her laboratory is part of the Waters Center of Innovation program and she is an associate editor for the ACS journal Analytical Chemistry.  She is currently Past President of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry.
Professor Wysocki's research interests include bioanalytical mass spectrometry, peptide fragmentation mechanisms, proteomics and metabolomics, and instrument development for improved dissociation and characterization of non-covalent protein and nucleoprotein complexes. She is director of the NIH-funded Resource for Native Mass Spectrometry Guided Structural Biology.