Nicholas T. Seyfried obtained his BS in biological chemistry from Boston College and his DPhil in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. During his postdoctoral fellowship at Emory University School of Medicine he employed cell-based quantitative proteomics methodologies to characterize protein aggregation and post-translational modification events that underlie neurodegenerative diseases. He also developed immobilized metal affinity chromatography (IMAC) techniques for the enrichment of phosphopeptides from human brain tissue. Prior to this work, Dr. Seyfried held a postdoctoral research position in the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia. Here his research focused on the use of hydrogen/deuterium amide exchange Fourier transform mass spectrometry as a method to study protein-carbohydrate interactions. Dr. Seyfried is currently an assistant professor of Biochemistry and Neurology and is a member of the Center for Neurodegenerative Diseases. Biosketch>>
Eric B. Dammer, PhD
Eric received a B.A. in liberal arts from Florida Gulf Coast University in 2003 and a Ph.D in Applied Biology from Georgia Tech in 2008 before joining Nicholas Seyfried as a fellow postdoc in the lab of Junmin Peng, where the focus of inquiry was ubiquitin-mediated proteostasis and on biomarkers of neurodegeneration in diseases such as ALS and Alzheimer Disease. As a postdoc, Eric has been awarded NINDS T32 and NIA F32 funding, respectively 1) to explore translational medicine with regards to hypothesized splicing defects in Alzheimer Disease, and 2) to study the mechanisms and effect of ubiquitin on aggregate prone protein clearance in ALS and associated dementia. As a graduate student, Eric studied the molecular genetics of steroid production in the adrenal cortex as regulated by peptide hormones, cAMP as a second messenger, and nuclear receptors found to utilize novel lipid ligands. Biosketch>>
Duc Duong PhD
ENNCF Proteomics Core
Duc graduated from Emory University in 2003 with a B.S. degree in computer science and has over 10 years of experience with cutting edge LC-MS/MS technologies. He has developed algorithms for extensive data processing and peptide/protein quantification. Duc works in collaboration on a variety of research projects with research investigators at the Center for Neurodegenerative Disease and throughout the Emory University community. Biosketch>>
Research Specialist, Sr
Ian graduated from Emory University in 2012 with a double major in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology (NBB) and Chemistry. His research focused on the study of protein aggregation events in neurodegenerative diseases, with particular emphasis on RNA binding proteins.
Andrew is currently a graduate student at Duke University.
Rosie has graduated from Emory with a B.S in Neuroscience and Behavioral Biology and is attending medical school.
John is attending Georgia State University for a degree in Computer Information Systems.
Chelsea completed her undergraduate degree at Hampshire College in May 2014 with a focus in biochemistry, neuroscience, and improvisational cello performance. She worked as a research specialist in the Department of Biochemistry at Emory University from 2014-2017. She is interested in furthering a career in biochemistry research.