Neil Kelleher

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  • Previous Institutions: Cornell University, PhD

Contact

  • Telephone: 847-467-4362
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Announcements

Hear about the Top Down version of the Human Proteome Project!

Eric Fike, Thursday, 03 January 2013

The tectonic collision of biology with separation science, MS, and informatics occurred over the past 15 years and was driven by contributions from more than 100 laboratories. Like budding yeast, MS is sprouting emergent approaches for the direct profiling and MS/MS analysis of heterogeneous proteins in ever more complex mixtures. Such approaches promise to determine molecular indicators of complex diseases and deepen our understanding of dynamic regulatory mechanisms in cell biology.

Kelleher lab awarded $1M from Keck Foundation!

Wesley Sutton, Thursday, 11 October 2012

Congratulations to Neil Kelleher for being awarded a $1 million grant from the Keck Foundation. This grant will be used to develop a hybrid mass spectrometer. Philip Compton, John Tran, and Adam Catherman will also be involved in the project. To read more about the project and the Keck Foundation, please see an article published on the Northwestern University website.

Article on MS in Chromatin Biology

Wesley Sutton, Monday, 08 October 2012

A recent article in Nature Methods focuses on mass spectrometry and it's implementation in studying histone modifications. Check out the article here.

Kelleher Group Alumni on LinkedIn!

Wesley Sutton, Monday, 08 October 2012

The Kelleher Research Group now has a LinkedIn page: Kelleher Group Alumni. We welcome all alumni of our lab to join this group and connect with others who have worked in the lab.

About the Kelleher Group

Chromatin Oncobiology

Paul Thomas, Monday, 08 October 2012

Our Chromatin Oncobiology and DNA-Damage subgroup continues to dig deeper into the "histone code", a complex mixture of post-translational modifications that together determine a host of cellular processes.  We are interested in visualizing dynamic histone PTM changes simultaneously on multiple sites.  Through application of technology developed in our Top Down Proteomics subgroup, we are able to apply "Precision Proteomics" to histone analysis.

Computational Proteomics

Paul Thomas, Monday, 08 October 2012

Our Computational Proteomics subgroup focuses on the development of specialized software for the analysis of intact proteins and peptides.  Learn more about ProSight PTM 2.0, our in house designed analysis tool, on the software page.

Natural Products Discovery

Paul Thomas, Monday, 08 October 2012

Our Natural Products subgroup is focused on the discovery and biosynthesis of novel natural products.  Developments from this subgroup include the introduction of the PrISM platform, geared towards the identification of natural products synthesized by nonribosomal peptide synthetases (NRPSs) and polyketide synthases (PKSs) without prior knowledge of a gene sequence.  This is made possible by our ability to detect a phosphopantetheinyl (Ppant) ejection marker ion for NRPS/PKS thiolation domains.  We also work in collaboration with groups from other universities to provide mass spectrometry analysis of novel biochemical systems.

Top Down Proteomics

Paul Thomas, Monday, 08 October 2012

The main focus for our Top Down Proteomics subgroup is to push the limits for whole proteome analysis of mammalian cells, striving for a future in which Top Down analysis rivals that of Bottom Up in the number of protein identifications per run.  Recently we have seen progress towards this very goal with the introduction of a separation platform specifically designed to minimize the most common problem in Top Down Proteomics, intact protein separations.  This platform effectively reduces sample complexity and separates proteins depending on size, resulting in an opportunity for the researcher to select the optimal analysis method for the sample.

Seminars

Chemistry Seminars

Paul Thomas, Monday, 08 October 2012

Organic Seminars: Thursday at 4 PM, Ryan 4003

Inorganic Seminars: Friday at 4 PM, Tech K140

Physical Seminars: Wednesday at 4 PM, Ryan 4003

See department website for seminar details and special seminars

See Chemistry department website for details on Kelleher lab research interests and publications.

Molecular Biosciences Seminars

Paul Thomas, Monday, 08 October 2012

Seminars Thursday at 12:30 PM, Pancoe Auditorium

See department website for seminar details and special seminars

See the IBiS website for information on Kelleher lab research interests and publications

Lurie Seminars

Haylee Thomas, Wednesday, 24 October 2012

Tumor Biology Seminars: Thursday at 1 PM, Baldwin Auditorium (Chicago Campus)

Grand Rounds Lecture Series: Friday @ 8 AM, Gray Conference Room (Chicago Campus)