Investigators at UAMS

Alan Tackett, PhD

Professor and Co-Director UAMS Proteomics Core Facility
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Publications
Research Interests:
• Protein interactions and histone epigenetics on chromatin
• Identification of epigenetic mechanisms driving melanoma progression
Email: Proteomics@uams.edu

Ricky Edmondson, PhD

Associate Professor of Medicine and Co-Director UAMS Proteomics Core Facility
Myeloma Institute for Research and Therapy
Publications
Research Interests:
• Improving the sensitivity and efficiency of peptide identification using mass spectrometry-based proteomics
• Improving methods used to investigate low abundance post-translational modifications
• Bridging the gap between results from preclinical samples and clinical isolates, including data from metabolomics, proteomic, and gene expression experiments
Email: RDEdmondson@uams.edu
Phone: (501) 686-8746

Sam Mackintosh, PhD

Research Assistant Professor and Associate Director UAMS Proteomics Core Facility
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Publications
Research Interests:
• Design of proteomic experiments for users of Proteomics Core
• Acquisition and analysis of high-quality mass-spectrometric data
Email: MackintoshSamuelG@uams.edu
Phone: (501) 526-6165

Nathan Avaritt, PhD

Instructor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Arkansas Children’s Research Institute
Publications
Research Interests:
• Development of proteomic technologies to study histone lysine methylation
• Utilization of systems biology and proteomics to study melanoma
Email: NLAvaritt@uams.edu
Phone: (501) 686-5511

Renny Lan, PhD

Instructor
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Publications
Research Interests:
• Development of proteomic and glycomic technologies to study liver cancer prevention
• Development of untargeted metabolomics technologies
• Using molecular epidemiological approaches to study the role of Vitamin D in breast cancer prevention
Email: SLan@uams.edu
Phone: (501) 626-5954

Lisa Orr, BS

Research Technologist
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Publications
Research Interests:
• Sample preparation for high-resolution mass spectrometry, including sample processing and digestion using formalin-fixed paraffin embedded tissues, fresh tissues, cell lysates, plasma, urine, and purified histones
• Peptide identification using Mascot software
• Peptide quantification using Scaffold and label-free spectral counting methods
Email: OrrLisaM@uams.edu