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Researchers form Center for Analysis of Biomolecular Signalling

Cells in the body send chemical signals to each other in complex ways that govern everything from immune response to blood clotting and muscle firing. Those chemical signals are complex and their behavior is relatively unknown.

To explore these critical phenomena, scientists with bioanalytical expertise have formed a new center within the Department of Chemistry-the Center for Analysis of Biomolecular Signalling (CABS)-to explore and define biomolecular signalling at the tissue, cell, and subcellular levels.

The center encompasses collaborative research projects among professors Edgar Arriaga, Michael Bowser, Philippe Buhlmann, and Christy Haynes, and Joseph Dalluge, Ph.D., mass spectrometry laboratory director. The scientists' research projects will be focused on developing and implementing novel analytical tools to study biomolecular signalling.