Doctor of Philosophy, University of Wisconsin Madison (2011)
Michael Snyder, Postdoctoral Faculty Sponsor
The fields of mass spectrometry (MS) and stem cell biology have expanded greatly in the past twenty years. Taken alone, these fields occupy entirely different branches of science; however, the points where they overlap provide valuable insight, both in the biological and technical arenas. From a biological perspective, MS-based proteomics offers the capacity to follow post-transcriptional regulation and signaling that are (1) fundamental to pluripotency and differentiation, (2) largely beyond the reach of genomic technologies, and (3) otherwise difficult or impossible to examine on a large scale. At the same time, addressing questions fundamental to stem cell biology has compelled proteomic researchers to pursue more sensitive and creative ways to probe the proteome, both in a targeted and high-throughput manner. Here, we highlight experiments that straddle proteomics and stem cell biology, with an emphasis on studies that apply mass spectrometry to dissect pluripotency and differentiation.
View details for DOI 10.3109/10409238.2011.624491
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