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Chouinard Research Group

Welcome To The Chouinard Research Group At Florida Tech!


Research in this group involves ion mobility-mass spectrometry (IM-MS), a powerful technique that provides two separate dimensions of chemical separations information for improving confidence in identification and quantitation in metabolomics, lipidomics, and proteomics. Our projects range from instrument development to biological/clinical applications to fundamental studies of gas-phase chemistry and structure. 

Two More Chouinard Group Graduates!

This past Saturday, May 1st, two more students from the Chouinard Research Group graduated from Florida Tech.  Katie Wilson completed her B.S Chemistry degree and will be headed to Northeastern University to pursue a Ph.D. in the Fall. Stine Olsen completed her B.S. Chemistry and will be headed to University of South Florida to pursue a Ph.D. in the Fall. Congratulations and we can't wait to see what great things you will do next!

Pictured: Katie Wilson (B.S. Chemistry, 2021) and Stine Olsen (B.S. Chemistry, 2021)

New Paper in JASMS: Native Ubiquitin Structural Changes Resulting from Complexation with β-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA)

Students Katie Wilson, Aurora Burkus-Matesevac, and Sam Maddox have published a new paper, Native Ubiquitin Structural Changes Resulting from Complexation with β-Methylamino-l-alanine (BMAA). The paper shows the effects on ubiquitin native structure when exposed to the cyanobacterial neurotoxin B-methylamino-L-alanine (BMAA.)

Katie Wilson Recognized with Two ACS Awards!

Senior chemistry major Katie Wilson recently received two awards recognizing her research achievements. Katie has been awarded the 2020 Undergraduate Award in Analytical Chemistry by the Analytical Division of the American Chemical Society. Additionally, Katie has been recognized as the 2020 Outstanding Undergraduate Student by the Orlando section of the American Chemical Society. Congratulations, Katie!


New Paper Published: Improved Identification of Isomeric Steroids using the Paterno-Buchi Reaction with Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry

Students Sam Maddox, Stine Olsen, Diana Velosa, and Aurora Burkus-Matesevac have published the group's newest paper, Improved Identification of Isomeric Steroids Using the Paternò-Büchi Reaction with Ion Mobility-Mass Spectrometry, in the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. The paper details a novel use of the Paterno-Buchi reaction for resolving WADA-banned performance-enhancing anabolic steroids.


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