Staff

Maria D. Person, Ph.D. Facility Director

Dr. Person is the Director of the Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility and Adjunct Associate Professor in the College of Pharmacy. She has 30 years experience with analytical techniques starting with her Ph.D. at the University of Chicago building a molecular beam machine. Her 22 years of working in proteomics has included novel research into post-translational modifications. She has been director of the facility since 2003, with a focus on acquisition of high-end instrumentation and facilitating researchers. She is dedicated to providing high quality service work with rapid turnaround and collaboration on proteomics projects.

Phone: 512-471-3659
Office: NMS 3.124
Michelle V. Gadush, M.S. Manager

Michelle is the Manager of both the Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility and the Biomedical Research Supplies Core. She earned her B.S. in Biology from the University of Houston at Clear Lake and her M.S. in Plant Science from the University of California-Riverside. Michelle has been in the UT Biological Mass Spectrometry Facility for 25 years and has an additional 15 years of protein research lab experience.

Phone: 512-471-2895
Office: MBB 1.420
Peter A. Faull, Ph.D. Principal Proteomics Scientist

Peter specializes in implementing and developing quantitative mass spectrometry-based Proteomics approaches. He started working with mass spectrometers in 2003 while studying in Australia, then obtained a Ph.D. from the University of Edinburgh using mass spectrometry to explore the shape of gas-phase proteins. He brings a wealth of knowledge on modern techniques which he has learned from previously working in two core facilities in London, UK, most recently at The Francis Crick Institute. Peter aims to provide UT scientists with high quality Proteomics data that will help inform the next step in their research.

Phone: 512-471-2895
Office: MBB 1.420