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Michael Thomas, PhD

Michael J. Thomas, PhD



  • Pharmacology and Toxicology

Contact Information

General Interests

Lipidomic Analysis of Lipoproteins


Post doctoral Research Associate, Louisiana State University, 1978
Postdoctoral Research Associate, Michigan State University, 1976
PhD, Chemistry, University of California-Los Angeles, 1973
BS, Chemistry, Indiana University, 1969

Honors and Awards

Chemistry with Honors, Indiana University - 1969

Research Interests

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.