Richard R Drake

Richard R Drake

Dr. Drake is a Professor in the Department of Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics at the Medical University of South Carolina and SmartState Endowed Chair in Proteomics. He is an experienced protein biochemist and glycobiologist, with particular expertise in tumor biology and biomarker discovery from clinical fluids and tissues related to urological cancers and other cancers. He obtained his Ph.D. in Biochemistry at the University of Kentucky with Boyd Haley, generating multiple nucleotide sugar photoaffinity analogs for use in the study of glycosyltransferases. More extensive glycobiology training was done in post-doctoral work with Alan Elbein, and he began his academic career in Dr. Elbein’s department at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences. Currently, his research focus is on direct analysis of glycans and glycolipids in tissues using state-of-the-art MALDI mass spectrometry imaging approaches. Complementary glycopeptide mass spectrometry and metabolic labeling targeted approaches are being done to identify specific glycoproteins involved in the epithelial-to-mesenchymal transition.

Affiliations and Expertise

Cell and Molecular Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Medical University of South Carolina, USA

Book

Editors: Richard Drake & Liam Mcdonnell Release Date: 01 Feb 2017
Print Book:
USD 145.35
USD 171.00
Editors: Richard Drake & Lauren Ball Release Date: 02 Mar 2015
Print Book:
USD 171.00