The Center is widely renowned for fundamental research into ways of characterizing protein complexes
At a ceremony at The Ohio State University, Waters Corporation officially welcomed the University's Campus Chemical Instrument Center into the Waters Centers of Innovation Program.
Headed by Prof. Vicki Wysocki, an Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry, the Center is widely renowned for fundamental research into ways of characterizing protein complexes, or assemblies of multiple individual proteins, that living organisms depend on for their survival. Ultimately, the research of the Wysocki Research Group could one day lead to new understanding of conditions, such as high blood pressure, arteriosclerosis, pre-eclampsia, and chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, among others.
"We are honored to join the Waters Centers of Innovation Program as a partner and applaud the state-of-the-art instrumentation and technical support that Waters has provided. Having access to the Waters technology has enabled the stellar work of Dr Wysocki as she works to develop improved mass spectrometry approaches to determine structures of protein complexes. This research is helping researchers across the Ohio State campus and elsewhere to achieve breakthroughs and develop solutions that will have global impact," said Ms Caroline Whitacre, vice-president for Research at Ohio State.
Mr Eric Fotheringham, director, Waters Centers of Innovation Program said, "Vicki is an exemplary scientist and a highly-respected member of the worldwide mass spectrometry community. She is certainly deserving of this recognition and we are proud to have her participate in our program."
In recognition of Prof. Wysocki, Waters sponsored a symposium on September 22,2015 titled Mass Spectrometry in Structural Biology on the campus of The Ohio State University.