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Title

Biomarker discovery in airway samples

Status

Open

Project Description

Clinical research relies on reproducible measurement of molecules for the purpose of lab testing and to answer general research questions.  Our laboratory uses mass spectrometry to analyze molecules from biofluids for the purpose of biomarker discovery and targeted quantitation of known biomarkers.  Because this is a relatively new field, several questions concerning quality control and sample collection remain to be addressed.  For example, what is the effect on metabolites if plasma is collected and left at room temperature for 10 minutes versus 30 minutes.  To what extent does saliva contaminate sputum and breath samples.  We are using mass spectrometry-based metabolomics to answer these questions in the context of several on-going clinical studies.  Our studies primarily focus on lung diseases such as COPD and asthma.

Mentor Name

Reisdorph , Nichole

Mentor Location

1400 Jackson St; K924b; Denver, CO  80206

Mentor Contact Number

303-398-1964

Mentor Contact Email

ReisdorphN@NJHealth.org

Specialty

Enter Choice #1

Preceptor Name

 

Student

 

Department

Immunology

Funding Department/Program

Immunology

Area of Study

Pulmonary and Critical Care

Populations

 

Method(s)

Biomolecular Structure and Biochemistry

Disease or Symptom

Asthma; Lung Disease

Faculty/Lab Website

 

Display on public listings?

Yes

Attachments

Created at 6/17/2011 8:41 AM by Vetter, Stephanie
Last modified at 7/9/2013 1:46 PM by Watts, Katie