Dr. Mark Chance Awarded Nano-Bio Materials Consortium Grant and NIH S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant

Dr. Mark Chance has received two new grants to support his ongoing research in proteomics.

One is a grant awarded by the Nano-Bio Materials Consortium (NBMC). This award will enable the establishment of the Case Center for Biomolecular Structure and Integration for Sensors (BioSIS) and Mark's team will be working in collaboration with Dr. Lawrence Drummy at the Air Force Research Lab (AFRL) at Wright Patterson Air Force Base in Dayton, OH.  Leveraging the advanced biophysics infrastructure of the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics and the Center for Synchrotron Biosciences, the team, along with the AFRL team,  seeks to address the growing demand and interest for sensing technology to monitor health, and performance through an examination of biomarkers derived from imaging, electric, chemical or other sampling methods. The goal is to produce a non-invasive wearable sensor suitable for diagnosing/monitoring stress-based responses in Air Force pilots.  

Second is the S10 Shared Instrumentation Grant from the NIH. This will enable the Center for Proteomics and Bioinformatics to purchase a Q Exactive HF-X hybrid quadrupole-Orbitrap mass spectrometer (MS) which will improve mass spectrometry capabilities and accelerate advanced MS research of the proteomics community served by the center at CWRU.