NCDIR scientist Erica Jacob who is currently an assistant professor at St. John’s University was the 2023 recipient of the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) Research at Primarily Undergraduate Institution (PUI) Award. The award promotes academic research in mass spectrometry by faculty members and their students at PUIs. The award is fully supported by Agilent Technologies and was presented to Jacobs during the annual ASMS conference at Houston, Texas last June 6, 2023. The Jacobs lab studies protein-protein and protein-RNA interactions, with a focus on the pathogen-host interface, using biochemical and bioanalytical techniques such as mass spectrometry. The award was for the research proposal entitled “Mass spectrometric analysis of nanobodies for developing better anti-COVID rapid antigen tests.” Congratulations, Erica!

Images: Erica Jacobs receiving the award from Bryan Miller (Agilent Technologies)

Photo credits: Shelby Frazier