Corporate Banner
Satellite Banner
Scientific Community
Become a Member | Sign in
Home>News>This Article

AB SCIEX Academic Partnership Program Funds University of Texas Southwestern Researcher

Published: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Last Updated: Wednesday, November 14, 2012
Bookmark and Share
AB SCIEX is supporting the lipidomics research of Jeff McDonald, Ph.D., an associate professor in the Department of Molecular Genetics at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center.

This is the first grant awarded to an academic researcher as part of the AB SCIEX Academic Partnership Program,  which was launched earlier this year. This grant aims to help Dr. McDonald accelerate advancements toward the realization of personalized medicine.

AB SCIEX selected Dr. McDonald as the program’s first grant winner because of the breakthrough work he is doing to advance lipidomics and metabolomics. Dr. McDonald is a leader in the field of lipidomics, and his work includes directing the mass spectrometry branch of the LIPID MAPS Sterol Core where they recently concluded a sterolomic analysis of the Dallas Heart Study, a 3200+ human subject cohort.

Dr. McDonald has ongoing collaborations with Phil Sanders, a senior research scientist at a leading pharmaceutical company, who pioneered direct infusion techniques using the TripleTOF 5600 platform, which will be the basis for the work at UT Southwestern. With access to extensive collections of biological samples at UT Southwestern, this academic researcher sees an opportunity for significant discoveries. Ultimately, lipidomic and metabolomic analysis of human samples will elucidate new understanding of disease states that will help in the development of treatments of metabolic diseases, such as obesity, hypertension and diabetes.

Prior to the grant from AB SCIEX, the team at UT was limited in what they could achieve in infusion-based lipidomics research and unable to apply the workflows that Sanders had developed. Funding to acquire the instrument had been a major challenge for Dr. McDonald and his team, who have been focused on lipidomics for the past eight years. The answer was AB SCIEX’s program for academics.

“The AB SCIEX Academic Partnership program cleared the way for us to bring on campus the TripleTOF 5600+ system, which is exactly the technology needed by the lipid field to advance the study of lipidomics,” said Jeff McDonald, Associate Professor at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. “AB SCIEX instrumentation is second to none, especially the Turbo V ion source, which is tough as nails and allows us to do things that simply cannot be done on other instruments. We wouldn’t have the latest innovations in mass spectrometry at UT Southwestern if not for the company’s academic partnership program. We appreciate and value AB SCIEX’s support for academic research.”

Further Information
Access to this exclusive content is for Technology Networks Premium members only.

Join Technology Networks Premium for free access to:

  • Exclusive articles
  • Presentations from international conferences
  • Over 2,800+ scientific posters on ePosters
  • More than 4,000+ scientific videos on LabTube
  • 35 community eNewsletters

Sign In

Forgotten your details? Click Here
If you are not a member you can join here

*Please note: By logging into you agree to accept the use of cookies. To find out more about the cookies we use and how to delete them, see our privacy policy.

Related Content

SCIEX, University of Manchester Partner
SWATH® Acquisition-based next-generation proteomics technology promises to make industrial proteomics a reality.
Thursday, October 29, 2015
SCIEX and New Objective Announce Partnership
New nanospray sources to offer maximum sensitivity and robustness for NanoLC-MS.
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
SCIEX and New Objective Partner
Partnership will provide advanced nanospray ionization technologies for next-generation proteomics.
Tuesday, May 26, 2015
Dr. Gyula Vigh wins Arnold O. Beckman Award
SCIEX sponsored award recognizes outstanding contributions to the field of electrodriven separation techniques.
Thursday, May 07, 2015
New Capabilities for Bioanalysis Studies at the International Pharmaceutical Research Center
AB SCIEX Triple Quad™ 6500 LC/MS/MS systems enable new levels of sensitivity for clinical trials of inhaled drugs.
Wednesday, February 11, 2015
AB SCIEX Scientist Wins HUPO 2014 Science and Technology Award
Winner becomes second team member to be recognized for the commercialization of transformative chemistries such as iTRAQ® eagents.
Monday, October 06, 2014
AB SCIEX, Dalton Pharma Services Announce ADC Partnership
Research collaboration aims to develop Antibody-Drug Conjugate analysis capabilities.
Wednesday, August 27, 2014
Barry Karger Receives Arnold O. Beckman Award
Award honors Prof Karger for his outstanding achievements in the field of electrodriven separation techniques.
Monday, April 28, 2014
AB SCIEX to Present ESI-MS Workshop
The workshop will be presented at HPLC 2014.
Tuesday, April 22, 2014
Halal Meat Authenticity Testing Reassures Consumers of No Pig or Horse Contamination
New LC/MS/MS-based meat speciation method allows food testing laboratories to detect pig and horse contamination in diverse food products, with higher accuracy than existing methods.
Tuesday, January 28, 2014
AB SCIEX Brings MASStastic Voyage to Ireland
The tour features a state-of-the-art mobile laboratory and will coincide with a special conference being held by the Irish Separation Science Cluster (ISSC).
Monday, November 11, 2013
AB SCIEX Expands in Singapore
AB SCIEX announce the next major phase of its expansion in Singapore, with the grand opening of a new R&D centre.
Friday, November 01, 2013
AB SCIEX Proteomics Scientist Wins HUPO 2013 Science and Technology Award
Dr. Christie Hunter is being recognized for her contributions to the development and commercialization of a breakthrough approach for targeted proteomics.
Tuesday, September 10, 2013
AB Sciex to Combine Eksigent Chromatography with Capillary Electrophoresis from Beckman
The move brings together Beckman Coulter’s expertise in microscale separation with the expertise in microfluidics of the Eksigent chromatography team of AB Sciex.
Thursday, July 11, 2013
AB SCIEX and LECO Announces Co-marketing Agreement
Bundled solutions leverage the synergy between two technology leaders.
Thursday, July 04, 2013
Scientific News
High Throughput Mass Spectrometry-Based Screening Assay Trends
Dr John Comley provides an insight into HT MS-based screening with a focus on future user requirements and preferences.
New Analysis Technique for Chiral Activity in Molecules
Professor Hyunwoo Kim of the Chemistry Department and his research team have developed a technique that can easily analyze the optical activity of charged compounds by using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy.
Metabolic Profiles Distinguish Early Stage Ovarian Cancer with Unprecedented Accuracy
Studying blood serum compounds of different molecular weights has led scientists to a set of biomarkers that may enable development of a highly accurate screening test for early-stage ovarian cancer.
Genetically Engineering Algae to Kill Cancer Cells
New interdisciplinary research has revealed the frontline role tiny algae could play in the battle against cancer, through the innovative use of nanotechnology.
Acetaldehyde and Formaldehyde Content in Foods
Korean researchers have determined the content of the toxic and carcinogenic aldehydes, acetaldehyde and formaldehyde, in a variety of food groups.
Combining the Power of Mass Spectrometry & Microscopy
A tool that provides world-class microscopy and spatially resolved chemical analysis shows considerable promise for advancing a number of areas of study, including chemical science, pharmaceutical development and disease progression.
Advancing Lithium-Ion Battery Research
The increasing number of components in a lithium-ion battery makes it essential to use a variety of analytical methods to attain complete characterization.
Fruit Fly Pheromone Flags Great Real Estate for Starting a Family
Finding could aid efforts to control mosquito-borne diseases like malaria by manipulating odorants
Education and Expense: The Barriers to Mass Spectrometry in Clinical Laboratories?
Here we examine the perceived barriers to mass spec in clinical laboratories and explore the possible drivers behind the recent shift in uptake of the technology in clinical settings.
Metabolomic Platform Reveals Fundamental Flaw in Common Lab Technology
A new study led by scientists at The Scripps Research Institute (TSRI) shows that a technology used in thousands of laboratories, called gas chromatography mass spectrometry (GC-MS), fundamentally alters the samples it analyzes.

Skyscraper Banner
Go to LabTube
Go to eposters
Access to the latest scientific news
Exclusive articles
Upload and share your posters on ePosters
Latest presentations and webinars
View a library of 1,800+ scientific and medical posters
2,800+ scientific and medical posters
A library of 2,500+ scientific videos on LabTube
4,000+ scientific videos