B.S. 2012, University of South Carolina (Chemistry, Psychology)
Nick's research in the Coon group involves development of mass spectrometry methods to characterize biomolecules, and most of Nick's projects have an instrumentation focus that revovle around electron-transfer dissociation (ETD) technologies. Nick is invovled with most of the work the lab does in relation to ETD and negative ETD (NETD), and he works on both fundamental aspects of ion-ion reactions and application of these methods to characterize proteins and post-translational modifications. Current focuses of his work include protein phosphorylation and glycosylation, which are biologically relevant PTMs that can present certain analytical challenges that ETD and NETD can help address.