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Moo-Jin Suh, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Research Interests and Accomplishments

Dr. Suh, received his BS and MS degrees, both from Korea University, and pursued his doctoral degree under the leadership of Dr. Patrick A. Limbach at University of Cincinnati, where he developed suitable approaches for the systematic study of ribosomal proteins and ribosomes by mass spectrometry.  Dr. Suh did his post-doctoral training at Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York, where he awarded Postdoctoral Traineeship Award from Department of Defense (DOD).  

Dr. Suh is a staff scientist in proteomics group within the Pathogen Functional Genomics Resource Center (PFGRC) at the J. Craig Venter Institute (JCVI).  Currently, he is studying the post-translational modifications, the membrane proteomics from various pathogenic bacteria, and the quantitative proteomic analysis of Drug-induced changes in multi-drug resistant Mycobacterium tuberculosis strains.

His primary research interests surround the modifications of protein structure, the quantitative analysis of protein abundances during health and disease, and the development of mass spectrometry methods for rapid classification and identification of bacteria and other microorganisms that are based on either the detection of proteins and peptides or the detection of nucleic acids.  

Selected Publications

Suh, M. J., Clark, D. J., et al.
Using Chemical Derivatization and Mass Spectrometric Analysis to Characterize the Post-translationally Modified Staphylococcus aureus Surface Protein G

Biochim Biophys Acta. 2010 Feb 19; 1804(6): 1394-404.[more]

Hamburg, D. M., Suh, M. J., et al.
Limited Proteolysis Analysis of the Ribosome Is Affected by Subunit Association

Biopolymers. 2009 Jun 01; 91(6): 410-22.[more]

Pieper, R., Huang, S. T., et al.
Integral and Peripheral Association of Proteins and Protein Complexes With Yersinia pestis Inner and Outer Membranes

Proteome Sci. 2009 Feb 01; 7: 5.[more]

Schupp, M., Lefterova, M. I., et al.
Retinol Saturase Promotes Adipogenesis and Is Downregulated In Obesity

Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009 Jan 27; 106(4): 1105-10.[more]

Suh MJ, Alami H, et al.
Widespread Occurence of Non-enzymatic Deamidations of Asparagine Residues In Yersinia pestis Proteins Resulting from Alkaline PH Membrane Extraction Conditions

The Open Proteomics Journal. 2008 Oct 01; 1: 106-115.[more]

Suh, M. J., Pourshahian, S., et al.
Developing Limited Proteolysis and Mass Spectrometry for the Characterization of Ribosome Topography

J Am Soc Mass Spectrom. 2007 Jul 01; 18(7): 1304-17.[more]

Tang, X. H., Suh, M. J., et al.
Cell Proliferation Inhibition and Alterations In Retinol Esterification Induced by Phytanic Acid and Docosahexaenoic Acid

J Lipid Res. 2007 Jan 01; 48(1): 165-76.[more]

Suh, M. J., Tang, X. H., et al.
Structure Elucidation of Retinoids In Biological Samples Using Postsource Decay Laser Desorption/ionization Mass Spectrometry After High-performance Liquid Chromatography Separation

Anal Chem. 2006 Aug 15; 78(16): 5719-28.[more]

Suh, M. J., Hamburg, D. M., et al.
Extending Ribosomal Protein Identifications to Unsequenced Bacterial Strains Using Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/ionization Mass Spectrometry

Proteomics. 2005 Dec 01; 5(18): 4818-31.[more]

Suh, M. J., Limbach, P. A.
Investigation of Methods Suitable for the Matrix-assisted Laser Desorption/ionization Mass Spectrometric Analysis of Proteins from Ribonucleoprotein Complexes

Eur J Mass Spectrom (Chichester, Eng). 2004 Oct 01; 10(1): 89-99.[more]

Cameron, D. M., Gregory, S. T., et al.
Thermus thermophilus L11 Methyltransferase, PrmA, Is Dispensable for Growth and Preferentially Modifies Free Ribosomal Protein L11 Prior to Ribosome Assembly

J Bacteriol. 2004 Sep 01; 186(17): 5819-25.[more]