Michael J. Thomas, PhD

Michael J. Thomas, PhDProfessor

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Education and Training

BS - (Chemistry with Honors), Indiana University, Bloomington, Indiana - 1965-1969
PhD - (Chemistry, Mentor C. S. Foote), University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California - 1969-1973
Postdoctoral Research Associate - (Mentor P. J. Wagner), Michigan State University, East
Lansing, Michigan - 1973-1976
Postdoctoral Research Associate - (Mentor W. A. Pryor), Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, Louisiana - 1976-1978

Research Interest

Two areas of specialized interest are improving lipidomic analysis of lipoproteins and determining the three-dimensional structure apolipoprotein A-I in lipoproteins. We have developed chemical cross-linking methods employed with mass spectrometry to assess the conformation of apolipoprotein A-I in both the lipid-free and lipid bound forms. I am also  interested in the application of mass spectrometry to biomedical and biochemical studies. We are constantly working to implement simple mass spectrometric procedures for performing experiments and quantifying the results.

Recent Publications