Nathan Hendricks obtained his Bachelor’s of Science in Chemistry in 2011 at University of California, San Diego while participating in undergraduate research and working in the UCSD Molecular Mass Spectrometry core Facility. He completed a Ph.D. in Chemistry at University of California, Riverside with Professor Ryan Julian as his adviser. Nathan has focused on the development and application of new techniques in mass spectrometry for the analysis of biological systems. His dissertation was on the development of Action-Excitation Energy Transfer in mass spectrometry for the study of biomolecular structure.
Nathan aims to apply his experience in analytical chemistry to further our knowledge of hematopoietic stem cells, their proteome, and how changes in protein regulation and post-translational modification relate to cancer and disease. This includes developing instrumentation and methodology to detect and quantify very low-abundance proteins of importance.