Research in the Marty Lab is centered on characterization of membrane proteins by mass spectrometry. Our lab works at the interface of chemistry and biochemistry, combining cutting-edge analytical methodologies with biotechnology.
New Article in the Journal of the American Chemical Society
Congrats to James, Dane, Guozhi, Ciara, and Deseree on the publication of their paper in JACS! This work demonstrated the first native MS measurement of membrane protein oligomeric state within a lipid bilayer environment. Deseree did an awesome job sketching the concept below. Thanks also to collaborators in the Pemberton and Prell labs. Well done team!
Keener, J.E.; Zambrano, D.E.; Zhang, G.; Zak, C.K.; Reid, D.J.; Deodhar, B.S.; Pemberton, J.E.; Prell, J.S.; Marty, M.T. Chemical additives enable native mass spectrometry measurement of membrane protein oligomeric state within intact nanodiscs. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141, 1054-1061.
National Institutes of Health MIRA Award
Congratulations to Prof. Marty on being awarded the National Institutes of Health/National Institute of General Medical Sciences Maximizing Investigator's Research Award (MIRA) R35 GM128624! This grant will support the lab efforts to employ native mass spectrometry and nanodiscs to understanding membrane protein-lipid interactions.
Congrats to Dane and Jessica on Graduating
Congratulations to Dane Zambrano and Jessica Diesing on their graduation and successful completion of their undergraduate theses. Jessica was also recently awarded the CBC Outstanding Peer Mentor Award and CBC Student of the Month. Congrats!
American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award
Congratulations to Prof. Marty on being awarded one of the 2018 ASMS Research Awards! Thanks to Thermo Fisher for sponsoring the award.
New Article in Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Check out our new article on MetaUniDec, software for high throughput deconvolution of native mass spectra:
Reid, D. J.; Diesing, J. M.; Miller, M. A.; Perry, S. M.; Wales, J. A.; Montfort, W. R.; Marty, M. T. MetaUniDec: High-Throughput Deconvolution of Native Mass Spectra. J. Am. Soc. Mass. Spectrom. 2018, DOI: 10.1007/s13361-13018-11951-13369.
The software can be downloaded from links in the software tab. Happy deconvolving!
Congrats to Dane Zambrano
Undergrad, Dane Zambrano, has been with the Marty Lab since Day 1. She is graduating soon and has garnered some of the top awards from the CBC department, including the Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award. Congrats to Dane and good luck in grad school at UW Seattle!
New Article in Analytical Chemistry
Check out our new article describing engineering of nanodiscs for native mass spectrometry.
Reid, D.J.; Keener, J.E.; Wheeler, A.P.; Zambrano, D.E.; Diesing, J.M.; Reinhardt-Szyba, M.; Makarov, A.A.; Marty, M.T. "Engineering Nanodisc Scaffold Proteins for Native Mass Spectrometry" Anal. Chem. 2017, DOI: 10.1021/acs.analchem.7b03569
Plasmids used in this study can be acquired from Addgene: http://www.addgene.org/Michael_Marty/
Bisgrove Scholar Award
New Review Article
A review of membrane mimetics for mass spectrometry was recently published in Accounts of Chemical Research. For those interested in learning more about our research, this is a great place to start.
Marty, M.T.; Hoi, K.K.; Robinson, C.V. "Interfacing Membrane Mimetics with Mass Spectrometry" Acc. Chem. Res. 2016, DOI: 10.1021/acs.accounts.6b00379