Matthew Bush named Sloan Research Fellow

matt_bushMatthew Bush, University of Washington assistant professor of chemistry, has been selected as one of 126 Sloan Research Fellows for 2014. The fellowships are given to early-career scientists and scholars whose achievements and potential identify them as rising stars, according to the announcement Feb. 18 by the Sloan Foundation. Fellows receive $50,000 to further their research.

Bush leads a lab that develops mass spectrometry-based technologies to study the structures, assembly and dynamics of protein complexes. His group applies these approaches to a wide range of biological systems including those involved in bacterial secretion, regulating protein degradation and protein maintenance. Bush, whose bachelor’s degree is from Carleton College, Minn., and doctorate from the University of California Berkeley, did post-doctoral research at the University of Cambridge and then the University of Oxford. He joined the UW in 2011.

See this UW News original article (by Sandra Hines) here.

Matt Bush wins ASMS Research Award

matt_bushThe American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) has awarded Assistant Professor Matt Bush a research award in the amount of $35,000. The ASMS presents two awards annually. Professor Bush’s award is sponsored by the Waters Corporation for the purpose of promoting academic research by young scientists in mass spectrometry. The awards are open to academic scientists within four years of joining the tenure track faculty or equivalent in a North American university.

More information about the ASMS Research Awards can be found on the award website.

To learn more about Prof. Bush and his research, please visit his faculty page and research group page.

Matthew Bush to join faculty

We are delighted to welcome Dr. Matthew Bush to the Department of Chemistry.  Dr. Bush specializes in using mass spectrometry to characterize the structures of large biological assemblies. 

Dr. Bush earned his B.A. in 2003 from Carleton College and his Ph.D. in 2008 with Professors Evan R. Williams and Richard J. Saykally at the University of California, Berkeley.  His graduate research used mass spectrometry and infrared spectroscopy to probe the structures of hydrated and biomolecular ions.  Dr. Bush is currently at the University of Oxford, where he is a Waters Research Fellow with Professor Carol V. Robinson at the Department of Chemistry, a Junior Research Fellow at Jesus College, and developing ion mobility techniques to characterize the shapes of protein complexes.

Dr. Bush will begin his research program here in July, focusing on bioanalytical chemistry, biophysical chemistry, and structural biology applications using mass spectrometry based techniques to characterize biological assemblies. To learn more, visit his faculty page or email him directly at bush@chem.washington.edu.