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Moo-Jin Suh, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist

Research Focus

Protein biomarker discovery for human disease diagnosis using proteomics approach

  • Focus on protein biomarkers for diabetes and diseases of the kidneys
  • Focus on protein biomarkers for infectious bacteria causing urogenital tract infection and bacterial vaginosis
  • Focus on urinary proteomics

Identification of bacteria and microorganism by the mass spectrometry

  • Rapid identification of microorganisms by MALDI-TOF MS
  • Accurately understanding host-pathogen interactions by LC-MS/MS
  • Developing new mass spectrometric approach for bacteria identification

Development of new method for sample preparation of proteomics and clinical proteomics

  • Emphasis on sample preparation for increasing proteome efficiency from clinical bio-fluids
  • Developing high-throughput approach for clinical proteomics

Education and Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Pharmacology, Weill Medical College of Cornell University, New York
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Cincinnati, Ohio
  • B.S./M.S. Chemistry, Korea University, South Korea

Work Experience

  • J. Craig Venter Institute, 2007-Present, Staff Scientist, Infectious Diseases
  • Korea Institute of Science and Technology, 1995-2000, Doping Control Center and Advanced Analytical Center

Patents (since 2010)

  • U.S. Patent, No. US20130178377 (published 7/2013): Metaproteomic method for diagnosis of bacteriuria, urogenital tract and kidney infections from urinary pellet samples

Select Publications

Suh MJ, Kuntumalla S, et al.
Proteomes of Pathogenic Escherichia Coli/Shigella Group Surveyed in Their Host Environments.

Expert Review of Proteomics. 2014 Oct 01; 11: 593-609.[more]

Pieper R, Fisher CR, et al.
Analysis of the Proteome of Intracellular Shigella flexneri Reveals Pathways Important for Intracellular Growth.

Infection and Immunity. 2013 Dec 01; 81: 4635-48.[more]

Fouts DE, Pieper R, et al.
Integrated Next-generation Sequencing of 16S RDNA and Metaproteomics Differentiate the Healthy Urine Microbiome from Asymptomatic Bacteriuria in Neuropathic Bladder Associated With Spinal Cord Injury.

Journal of Translational Medicine. 2012 Nov 01; 10: 174.[more]

Suh MJ, Fedorova ND, et al.
Development Stage-specific Proteomic Profiling Uncovers Small, Lineage Specific Proteins Most Abundant in the Aspergillus Fumigatus Conidial Proteome.

Proteome Science. 2012 Nov 01; 10: 30.[more]

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]

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 MJ, Tang XH, et al.
Structure Elucidation of Retinoids in Biological Samples Using Postsource Decay Laser Desorption/ionization Mass Spectrometry After High-performance Liquid Chromatography Separation.

Analytical Chemistry. 2006 Aug 15; 78: 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]