WELCOME TO THE MACCOSS LAB!

We are a protein mass spectrometry lab located in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington in Seattle.

The focus of our research is in the development of stable isotope and mass spectrometry based approaches to improve our understanding of biology on a molecular, cellular, and whole organism level. Presently, individuals in the laboratory are working on technology for

  • Automating biochemical sample preparation methods for the analysis of protein mixtures
  • Developing in vivo stable isotope methods for studying protein metabolism
  • Increasing the dynamic range of liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry for the analysis of peptides
  • Developing computational tools for the automated conversion of mass spectrometry data into biologically meaningful results
These technologies are being demonstrated and tested in the model organisms C. elegans and S. cerevisiae. Although our current research interests are presently in model systems, our long-term goal is to have technologies robust enough to handle the automated high-throughput characterization of human clinical samples.

CONTRIBUTE TO RESEARCH IN THE MACCOSS LAB

The MacCoss lab has developed a number of technologies and software tools that improve the way proteins are characterized in health and disease. If you feel like you have benefited from one or more of tools (i.e. Skyline) and would like to see their continued development, support, and/or training -- consider making a tax deductible donation.