Invited speakers

Ben Garcia obtained his PhD in 2005 at the University of Virginia under Prof. Donald Hunt (one of the world’s leading mass spectrometry based proteomics experts), and then was an NIH funded Postdoctoral Researcher at the University of Illinois under Prof. Neil Kelleher from 2005-2008 (another mass spectrometry expert).

From there Ben was appointed as an Assistant Professor in the Molecular Biology Department at Princeton University from 2008-2012, until his recruitment as the Presidential Associate Professor of Biochemistry and Biophysics at the University of Pennsylvania Perelman School of Medicine in the summer of 2012.

The Garcia lab has been developing and applying novel proteomic approaches and bioinformatics for interrogating histone PTMs under a variety of cellular states. Prof. Garcia has been recognized with many honors and awards for his mass spectrometry research including the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Research Award (2009), an Agilent Technologies Thought Leader Award (2010), an NSF Early Faculty CAREER Award (2010), an NIH Director’s New Innovator Award (2010), the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE, 2011), and a 2012 Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellow.

Title of the talk:

“Quantitative Proteomics for Understanding the Histone Code and other items attached”.