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Gary Siuzdak, Ph.D.

Sr. Director, Scripps Center For Metabolomics
Professor of Chemistry, Molecular and Computational Biology
Research Services
California Campus
Laboratory Website
(858) 784-9415

Scripps Research Joint Appointments

Department of Chemistry
Department of Cell and Molecular Biology
Professor, Department of Integrative Structural and Computational Biology

Research Focus

Metabolomics and Mass Spectrometry

The Center for Metabolomics is developing mass spectrometry-based technologies for understanding metabolism. These developments include nanostructure-based imaging, cloud-based informatics, as well as a unique database to facilitate metabolite identification. Our XCMS Online informatic platform has thousands of users in over 100 different countries, and nanostructure-based mass spectrometry is a widely used matrix-free solution to tissue imaging, activity screening and analyzing nano-arrays.  The primary motivation driving these developments is the biological problems we are applying them to, examples from our lab include examining the fundamental biochemistry behind stem cell differentiation, understanding the role of the microbiome on cancer metabolism,and providing insight into pain pathology.  These studies have made me acutely aware of the power of this technology in understanding disease pathogenesis. 


Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Dartmouth, 1990

Selected References

Rinehart D., Johnson C.H., Nguyen T., Ivanisevic J., Benton H.P., Lloyd J., Deutschbauer A., Arkin A., Patti G.J., Siuzdak G.
Metabolomic Data Streaming for Biology-Dependent Data Acquisition
Nature Biotechnology, 2014, 32, 524–527

Tautenhahn R., Cho K.Y., Uritboonthai W., Zhu Z., Patti G.J., Siuzdak G.
An accelerated workflow for untargeted metabolomics using the METLIN database
Nature Biotechnology, 2012, 30(9), 826-828

Patti G.J., Yanes O., Siuzdak G.
Metabolomics:  The Apogee of the Omic Trilogy
Nature Reviews, 2012, 13, 263-269

Patti G.J., Tautenhahn R., Siuzdak G.
Meta-Analysis of untargeted metabolomic data from multiple profiling experiments
Nature Protocols, 2012, 7(3), 508-516

Patti G.J., Yanes O., Shriver L., Courade J-P., Tautenhahn R., Manchester M., Siuzdak G.
Metabolomics Implicates Altered Sphingolipid Metabolites in Chronic Pain of Neuropathic Origin
Nature Chemical Biology, 2012, 8, 232-234

Yanes O., Hsu J., Wong D.M., Sanchez-Ruiz A., Benton H.P., Trauger S.A., Despont C., Ding S., Siuzdak G.
Metabolic oxidation regulates embryonic stem cell differentiation
Nature Chemical Biology2010, 6, 411-417.

Woo H.K., Northen T.R., Yanes O., Siuzdak G.
Nanostructure-initiator mass spectrometry: a protocol for preparing and applying NIMS surfaces for high-sensitivity mass analysis
Nature Protocols, 2008, 3(8), 1341-1349

Northen T.R., Yanes O., Northen M.T., Marrinucci D., Uritboonthai W., Apon J., Golledge S.L., Nordstrom A., Siuzdak G.
Clathrate nanostructures for mass spectrometry
Nature2007, 449(7165), 1033-1037.

Smith C.A., Want E.J., O'Maille G., Abagyan R., Siuzdak G.
XCMS: Processing mass spectrometry data for metabolite profiling using nonlinear peak alignment, matching and identification
Analytical Chemistry2006, 78, 779-787  

Wei J., Buriak J., Siuzdak G.
Desorption-ionization mass spectrometry on porous silicon
Nature1999, 399(6733), 243-246. 


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