Pediatric Research Laboratory (Proteomics)
This Division has one full-time faculty member and three staff members. Although faculty in the Department of Pediatrics have diverse research interests there are a number of areas in which common themes have emerged in recent years. A pervasive theme would be "the role of free radical pathology in pediatrics". Departmental research efforts in this general area are supported by a number of clinical and basic research grants. The Pediatric Research Laboratories have developed state-of-the- art techniques for evaluating oxidative stress and antioxidant status in human subjects and in various model systems. Plans for the immediate future include the establishment of a research emphasis in the area of Pediatric Proteomics. Considerable interdisciplinary research efforts in the area of free radical pathology have been initiated with the Departments of Biochemistry, Physiology, Chemistry and Applied Human Sciences. Graduate students in these Departments have completed thesis dissertations under the mentorship of Pediatric faculty.
For more information visit Pediatric Proteomics Mass Spectrometry Facility
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