Systems Biology Instructors




Director of Metabolomics and Proteomics Training

Nichole Reisdorph
Nichole Reisdorph earned her PhD from the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. She did her post-doctoral work with Gary Suizdak at the Scripps Center for Mass Spectrometry in La Jolla, California. She went on to the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center, Department of Anesthesiology where she established a proteomics core facility for the Nutrition Center, and directed the Hands-on Proteomics Training Program. Nichole joined NJMRC in July of 2006. Her research activities include the application of mass spectrometry-based metabolomics and proteomics to a wide range of basic and clinical research problems. She has taught over 20 hands-on workshops attended by over 200 participants. Nichole is the Director of Proteomics and Metabolomics training.


Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics, label-free quantitative proteomics

Rick Reisdorph
Rick Reisdorph earned his PhD from the Sanford School of Medicine at the University of South Dakota. He did his post-doctoral work with Peter Vogt at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California. He joined the Department of Immunology at NJMRC in May of 2006. Rick was trained in molecular biology, and focused on molecular mechanisms of oncogenesis while at Scripps. Rick directs the quantitative proteomics efforts in the lab, with a focus on label-free ms-based techniques. He is also establishing the microarray division of the core facility.




Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics and Proteomics
Mike Armstrong

Michael Armstrong is a graduate of the University of Northern Colorado with a Bachelors Degree in Biology with a Minor in Chemistry. Previous to working at the CNRU, Michael was a senior analytical chemist at Severn Trent/Core Laboratories for 9 years. His professional interests include mass spectrometry based metabonomics and analytical chemistry. He has a total of 15 years of mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry experience. In addition to his research duties Mike teaches mass spectrometry-based proteomics and metabolomics.


Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics
Roger Powell

Roger Powell received his MS in Zoology from the University of Idaho studying fish myogenesis on the cellular level. With over 15 years experience, Roger has worked on projects ranging from bovine embryo cloning to breast and lung cancer at the molecular and cellular levels. His current interest is in mass-spectrometry based proteomics.



Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics

Jessica Prenni
Jessica recieved her BS in Chemistry from Southern Oregon University and her PhD in Analytical Chemistry from the University of Colorado at Boulder. Jessica was trained in mass spectrometry at the Scripps Center for Mass Spectrometry in La Jolla, CA. Jessica is currently Research Scientist and head of the proteomics division in the Macromolecular Resource Center/Core facility at Colorado State University.


Mass Spectrometry-based Proteomics
Hansen Lab Website

Kirk Hansen serves as the Facility Manager. Dr. Hansen was recently recruited to UCHSC from the University of California at San Francisco's; NIH supported National Biomolecular Resource Facility. Kirk has extensive experience in the identification and characterization of low-level peptide and protein samples. He has optimized and evaluated differential expression strategies for the characterization of complex protein mixtures from mammalian tissue and cell-lines, with emphasis on the liver and lung. He has 10 years of experience in mass spectrometry.


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