Carol V. Robinson, 2023 Recipient
Carol V. Robinson is the recipient of the 2023 ASMS John B. Fenn Award for a Distinguished Contribution in Mass Spectrometry for the development of mass spectrometry methods for the analysis and characterization of membrane proteins. Dr. Robinson’s pioneering contributions have improved our fundamental understanding of membrane protein complex structure and the role of lipid binding in membrane protein function. Her work has enabled new knowledge into disease mechanisms and has had tremendous impact in drug discovery. Specific accomplishments include: (1) pioneering development of methods to enable gas phase analysis of membrane protein complexes; (2) the application of ion mobility MS and collision-induced unfolding methods to investigate lipid-membrane protein binding; (3) the application of high-resolution MS to resolve the complexity of lipid-protein binding events; and (4) the innovative development of methods for native analysis of membrane protein complexes and lipid binding.
Her collective achievements have been amplified by her dedication to the dissemination of detailed protocols and troubleshooting advice to the research community – ensuring that others had the necessary information to implement the methods. This outreach has resulted in an active cohort of MS researchers across the globe working on the mass spectrometry of membrane protein complexes.
In 2013 Carol was elevated to the title of “Dame Commander of the Order of the British Empire (DBE)” for services to science and Industry. Professor Dame Carol Robinson is University Chair and Professor of Chemistry, University of Oxford.
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