Cook presents at
Uppsala conference in Nara, Japan (Dec 2009). Shannon presented our
latest results on
metastable-atom activsted dissociation of peptides; our first article
on this topic was recently published in J. Mass Spectrom.
Jin and Bobby Deimler
join the group (Fall 2009). Feng will be working
miniature/portable mass spectrometry project and Bobby is currently
working on the stormwater runoff projects.
Wenning receives SEA Award (May 2009). Well
done Megan for writing a successful grant proposal for the student
enhancement award. This award
enabled Megan to travel to MAAFS
(Maid-Atlantic Association of Forensic Sciences) conference in
Baltimore, MD in May to present the results of her DNA research.
graduates with Ph.D.
(Dec. 2008). Congratulations to
defending your dissertation. Üni
currently holds a postdoctoral position in Dr. V. Wysocki's group at U.
An joins the group (Fall 2008).Yan will be working
with Derrell on the
development of new, miniature,
portable mass spectrometer.
Jackson receives "Distinguished Public Speaker in STEM" recognition
(April 2008). The
South-Eastern Ohio Center for Excellence in Mathematics and Science
honored nine OHIO faculty with the award this year. The recognition
requires the recipient to present a seminar to the general public.
GC-C-IRMS experiment implemented in the undergraduate
curriculum. (April 2008):
Zeland's assistance, Dr. Jackson introduces a gas
chromatography-combustion-isotope ratio mass spectrometry (GC-C-IRMS)
laboratory exercise into CHEM 487B (forensic chemistry laboratory).
This undergraduates learned how to use this instrument to help find
common sources between various cocaine samples.
report accepted for publication in the Journal of
Forensic Sciences (April 2008): This work stemmed from
our involvement with
by the History Channel in our
labs in March 2007 (see below), and
to the analysis of suspected human remains.
Isotope ratio mass spectrometer up and running (March 2008):
troubleshooting, Zeland Muccio successfully revives a Delta Advantage
IRMS (new to our lab in the fall). Zeland will be using the GC-C-IRMS
system (with real-time single quadrupole MS data), to explore some
novel forensic applications.
Jackson receives NSF CAREER award (January 2008): Dr. Jackson has been awarded a $562,000
Foundation (NSF) CAREER Award for his project titled “Mass
Spectrometry for the Masses.” Click here to
see an article
Jackson interviewed about the forensic chemistry program
OHIOs communication and marketing
department interviewed Dr. Jackson about the forensic chemistry
(see link) appeared on the
University's homepage in the winter
quarter of 2008.
Jacksong group receives ODOT
grant: (October 2007): As part
of a collaboration with Gayle Mitchall and Guy Reifler in Civil
Engineering, we have now received funding to develop vegetated
biofilters as a method for stormwater management for highways. The
total funding amount is $569,616.
featured in Perspectives
(May 2007): The Jackson
group's research on faster detection methods for high explosives is
featured in the Spring/Summer 2007 edition of Perspectives,
publication on research, scholarship and creative activity at Ohio
here to see the article.
receives NSF grant: (May 2007): Dr.
Jackson has been awarded a grant for $228,160 for the development of
"An Advanced Quadrupole Ion Trap for Proteomics". This funding, through
the Biology Division's Instrumentation Development for Biological
Research, will help develop dynamic CID (DCID) for bottom-up
Jackson presents at the Oxford Roundtable
on Criminal Law and Justice (April 2007):
Dr. Jackson presented a paper
titled "CSI effect
on Forensic Science Degree Programs in the US" at the invitation-only
meeting at Oxford University in England.
Jackson teaches workshops at Forensic
Conference (March 2007): Dr.
Jackson taught two workshops on forensic applications of mass
spectrometry at the Continuing Education for Forensic Professionals
Meeting in Orlando, FL. The meeting, funded by NIJ and organized by
WVU's Forensic Science Initiative, offers complementary training for
current forensic professionals from across the US.
History Channel Films in the Jackson Labs
pilot show for the History Channel called "House of the Unknown" is
currently in production by a company called Evolution Film and Tape.
Evolution visited our lab in March to film us collecting and analyzing
a stain found on the floor of a remote wing of the Ridges. The stain
was thought to have been related to a former patient of the Ridges
Mental Hospital, Margaret Shilling, who was known to have died at that
location. We'll let you know when to tune in to the History Channel to
see the results!
Laskay's latest paper appears on the
front cover of the April edition of J. Amer. Soc. Mass Spectrom. (March
GC-IRMS arrives at the Jackson Labs (Mar
Olivier Collin and
Carolyn Zimmermann present
papers at Pittcon '07 (Feb 2007).
2007 for more conference
Muccio, Lisa Lojekand
group (Jan 2007):
and Megan will
the departments ABI 310 CE system for DNA profiling. Zeland will be
developing novel forensic applications of isotope ratio mass
spectrometry (IRMS) using our new GC-IRMS.
Collin wins scholarship (May 2006): Congratulations
Olivier for winning a scholarship from "Fonds
de la recherche sur la nature et les technologies"
(Québécois Fund for Research on Nature and
to see a related press
release that appeared in Outlook.
Carolyn Zimmermann earns grant (Nov 2006): Congratulations
to Carolyn for being awarded a grant from the Women's Chemistry
Committee to present a poster in February at Pittcon 2007
in Chicago, IL.
Kanalas receives PURF award (Nov 2006):
Congratulations to Chris for receiving a
Undergraduate Research Fund) award. He will help
to develop a mass spectrometric method for the analysis of gun shot
Cook and Christopher Kanalas join the
(Fall 2006): Shannon will be working
on the HP 1100 HPLC for the analysis of lipids. Chris will be using the
DESI-QIT Bruker system to work on gun shot residue analysis.
nominated for most valuable
contribution to a
volume (June 2005): An editorial
Spectrochimica Acta, Part B announced that two papers published in 2003
by Jackson and coworkers made the short-list for the highest quality
articles published that year.
Chemistry Video (Jan 2005):
Horizons, a media
company contracted by
McGraw-Hill Publishers, visited OU to record video footage for a series
of forensic chemistry videos. These videos accompany textbooks
purchased by high schools throughout North America. Below are links
to several related newspaper articles: