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Mercer named director of Translational Science Laboratory

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Dr. Roger Mercer has been named director of the College of Medicine Translational Science Laboratory. Dr. Mercer will be responsible for the ongoing development, overall operation and coordination of daily technical activities of a new state-of-the-art facility for the identification of biomarkers taken from biological samples and for high end proteomic and metabolomic analyses.  With more than 25 years experience in academia and in the biotech industry, Dr Mercer will play a leadership role in the College of Medicine’s Translational Science Initiative within its multi-site clinical research network.

Services will be available for a fee, and will include all aspects from sample processing to molecule identification, including posttranslational modifications, and will be open to potential college and university users at FSU, as well as users from other universities or entities. As a “hands-on” scientist and teacher with experience in biological mass spectrometry and analytical chemistry, Dr. Mercer’s addition to the College of Medicine will be invaluable to our forward movement in research. Dr. Mercer earned his Ph.D. at the University of Toronto in 1990.