Research Award to Prof. Sarah Trimpin of Wayne State University
Waters Presents $25,000 Grant Awarded at ASMS 2010
Waters presented Prof. Sarah Trimpin of Wayne State University, Detroit, Michigan with the ASMS 2010 Waters Research Award, an award presented annually that recognizes scientific achievement in mass spectrometry. The award presentation took place at the Salt Palace Convention Center during 58th annual meeting of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS).
Recipients of the Waters Research Award are selected by an independent panel of mass spectrometry scientists and experts. The year 2010 marks 24 consecutive years of Waters award sponsorship.
The focus of Professor Trimpin's fundamental mass spectrometry research is on tissue imaging by high-sensitivity matrix-assisted laser desorption/ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry. Her discoveries have led to new approaches to imaging tissues, not only for lipids and metabolites, but for higher-mass compounds including proteins and maybe even protein complexes, or aggregates of proteins. Following Waters introduction of the Synapt G2 HDMS Mass Spectrometer at ASMS 2009, the company installed it's first Synapt G2 in the United States in Dr. Trimpin's lab at Wayne State University in December.