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Amster with grad students using nanospray

Welcome to the Amster Lab!

The Amster Lab

Amster labAmster Lab Group Photo 2019

In the Amster lab we use mass spectrometry to solve difficult problems in bioanalytical chemistry. Our group focuses on Fourier transform mass spectrometry, and the development and application of MS techniques to analyze a class of carbohydrates, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs). This includes the development of capillary electrophoresis techniques to enhance analysis, and the development of software to aid in the interpretation of mass spectra as well as large CE-MS datasets. 

We have been investigating GAGs for over ten years, and we have developed collaborative relationships to analyze GAGs with several labs at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center (CCRC) as well as labs at Renssalaer Polytechnic Institute, the University of Pennsylvania, and Michigan state university. 

We also have several projects in intact protein mass spectrometry and Top-down mass spectrometry. We have developed collaborations with several labs at UGA to characterize metalloenzymes, glycoproteins, and protein complexes at the intact level. 

We've moved!

Amster lab has moved to the newly constructed interdisciplinary STEM building as of fall 2021! This new facility features open laboratory designs that are focused on intermingling and collaboration and large naturally lit common areas for eating, studying, and discussing science and is perched on top of an integrated parking deck.

The atrium area of STEM1 featuring three floor high skylights and a sun-lit seating area
iSTEM 1 atrium. This area features a kitchenette with two fridges and microwaves with boothes and tables for eating or meeting. 
The amster lab graduate student office with 10 foot east facing windows
One of two graduate student offices for Amster lab.