Jefferey Shabanowitz to Receive Al Yergey MS Scientist Award at ASMS Conference

May 13, 2019

Jefferey Shabanowitz, a principal scientist at the Hunt Laboratory at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia), will receive the Al Yergey Mass Spectrometry Scientist Award at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) conference on Monday, June 3, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia.

Jefferey Shabanowitz, a principal scientist at the Hunt Laboratory at the University of Virginia (Charlottesville, Virginia), will receive the Al Yergey Mass Spectrometry Scientist Award at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) conference on Monday, June 3, at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta, Georgia. The award recognizes dedication and significant contributions to mass spectrometry–based science by “unsung heroes.”

Shabanowitzis the inaugural recipient of this award. He has worked with Prof. Donald Hunt at the University of Virginia for more than forty years, during which time he co-authored more than 330 peer-reviewed scientific papers. he played a major role in the development of peptide sequence analysis by tandem mass spectrometry. The methods and instrumentation he helped to develop underpin the field of proteomics, and have led to major breakthroughs, especially in immunology and epigenetics research. He is a co-inventor on ten issued patents. He has also mentored dozens of graduate students, postdocs, and visiting scientists.