Van Andel Research Institute | ScientificReport Quantitative mass spectrometry: it’s all in the peaks! Liquid chromatography-mass spectrometry (LC-MS) is being widely used to identify, quantify, and compare hundreds, even thousands of proteins in diseased versus normal samples, with a goal of better understanding cancer systems biology and finding biomarkers that will improve clinical decision making. Shown in various colors are sections of mass spectra from LC-MS chromatograms of cachexia, metastatic, and non-metastatic disease models, demonstrating the fine detail of protein characterization that can be obtained from complex protein samples. Graphs courtesy of Greg Cavey. 34
VARI | 2009 Cindy K. Miranti, Ph.D. Laboratory of Integrin Signaling and Tumorigenesis Dr. Miranti received her M.S. in microbiology from Colorado State University in 1982 and her Ph.D. in biochemistry from Harvard Medical School in 1995. She was a postdoctoral fellow in the laboratory of Joan Brugge at ARIAD Pharmaceuticals, Cambridge, Massachusetts, from 1995 to 1997 and in the Department of Cell Biology at Harvard Medical School from 1997 to 2000. Dr. Miranti joined VARI as a Scientific Investigator in January 2000. She is also an Adjunct Assistant Professor in the Department of Physiology at Michigan State University and an Assistant Professor in the Van Andel Education Institute. Staff Electa Park, Ph.D. Kristin Saari, M.S. Lia Tesfay, M.S. Veronique Schulz, B.A. Students Jelani Zarif, M.S. Laura Lamb, B.S. Susan Spotts, B.S. Erica Bechtel Eric Graf Fraser Holleywood Gary Rajah, Jr. 35
Established by Jay and Betty Van Andel in 1996, Van Andel Institute is committed to improving the health and changing the lives of current and future generations, through biomedical research and science education.
Van Andel Institute is a tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charitable organization. EIN 52-2000820
Van Andel Institute is committed to making our website’s content accessible and user friendly to everyone. If you are interested in applying for employment with Van Andel Institute and need special assistance or an accommodation to complete our application process, are having difficulty viewing or navigating the content on this website, or notice any content, feature, or functionality that you believe is not fully accessible to people with disabilities, please call the Human Resources Department at 616-234-5100 or email at email@example.com.
Van Andel Institute is an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Vietnam Era Veterans Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) Employer. We are committed to cultivating a workplace in which diverse perspectives and experiences are welcomed and respected. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, ancestry, national origin, sex, age, disability (physical or mental), marital or veteran status, genetic information, sexual orientation, gender identity, political ideology, or membership in any other legally protected class. We are an Affirmative Action employer. We encourage individuals with diverse backgrounds to apply and desire priority referrals of protected veterans.