Congratulations to Tracy Stanzel!

Congratulations to Tracy Stanzel, who just passed her second-year exam!Tracy_Website

Coverage in The Daily

The DailyThe Daily of the University Washington reported on Matt Bush’s recent award. MFB thanks The Daily, Esther Yun, and Nap Poshyananda for reporting on his award.

  • Article in The Daily  (Link)

Sam Allen is named an ACS Division of Analytical Chemistry Graduate Fellow!


AnalACSlogo10Congratulations to Sam Allen, who just received a Graduate Fellowship from the American Chemical Society Division of Analytical Chemistry! This award is sponsored by Agilent Technologies.

Congratulations to Ken Laszlo!

Congratulations to Ken Laszlo, who just passed his second-year exam! ken_webpage

Matt Bush is named a Sloan Research Fellow


The Sloan Research Fellowships seek to stimulate fundamental research by early-career scientists and scholars of outstanding promise.  These two-year fellowships are awarded yearly to 126 researchers in recognition of distinguished performance and a unique potential to make substantial contributions to their field. (Description from the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation)

  • New York Times announcement (PDF)
  • Sloan Foundation Press Release (PDF)
  • UW Announcement (Link)
  • The Daily Article (Link)

Mercer University Visit Featured in JASMS

ASMSProf. Bush’s recent visit to Mercer University was featured in the New & Views section of the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry. Prof. Bush thanks the American Society for Mass Spectrometry for sponsoring his visit.

  • New & Views (PDF)

New Lab Member: Myung Cha

myungThe Bush Lab welcomes Myung Cha! Click here to learn more about Myung.

Congratulations to Kim Davidson!

Congratulations to Kim Davidson, who just passed her second-year exam!IMG_0284 copy

Upcoming Presentations: February 2014

Prof. Bush will present the following seminars this February:

  • Department of Chemistry, Carleton College, Northfield, MN, 2/21/14.
  • Minnesota Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN, 2/20/14.
  • Department of Chemistry, St. Olaf College, Northfield, MN, 2/20/14.

MFB thanks the American Society for Mass Spectrometry Local Area Discussion Group Speaker Support Program for supporting this trip.

New Publication: Comprehensive Analysis of Gly-Leu-Gly-Gly-Lys Peptide Dication Structures and Cation-Radical Dissociations Following Electron Transfer


Comprehensive Analysis of Gly-Leu-Gly-Gly-Lys Peptide Dication Structures and Cation-Radical Dissociations Following Electron Transfer: From Electron Attachment to Backbone Cleavage, Ion-Molecule Complexes, and Fragment Separation Robert Pepin, Kenneth J. Laszlo, Bo Peng, Aleš Marek, Matthew F. Bush, František Tureček. J. Phys. Chem. A 2014, 118, 308–324. (Link|PUBMED)

Experimental data from ion mobility measurements and electron transfer dissociation were combined with extensive computational analysis of ion structures and dissociation energetics for Gly-Leu-Gly-Gly-Lys cations and cation radicals. Experimental and computational collision cross sections of (GLGGK + 2H)2+ ions pointed to a dominant folding motif that is represented in all low free-energy structures. The local folding motifs were Continue reading