My Short Mesmerizing Story (MS/MS)
It was freezing cold when I first came to UNMC and joined the core in the month of January, 2020. Being from the southern part of India where climate is mostly tropical, the nail-biting snow-white weather of Omaha appeared to be frightening at first. But the moment I met the members at the core, their warmth and welcoming happy faces melted away all my frozen worries instantly. This, my team, is the best part about working here at the MSPCF core.
Apart from enjoying the company of my teammates, I spent most of my time interacting with my favorite MS system, Thermo Orbitrap Fusion Lumos. The exceptional capabilities and state-of-art orbitrap technology in this system provide plethora of opportunities to carry out meaningful scientific discoveries. For the last two decades, advancement in orbitrap technology has contributed significantly in the field of proteomics and metabolomics. Incidentally, I was always fascinated by proteins, their marvelous intricate structure and associated functions. The apparent impact of mass spectrometry-based proteomics in exploring the mysteries of biological functions of proteins attracted my interest into this field. My efforts in future will be focused in creating novel strategies using MS as a tool to make progress in our understanding towards molecular function of proteins implicated in physiological conditions and development of bio-pharmaceuticals.
- Rafay Abu, MS
Mass Spectrometry Specialist