Mass Spectrometry Core


Salk Institute for Biological Studies - Mass Spectrometry Core - People

Facility Staff

James Moresco, PhD


James J. Moresco, PhD, graduated from the Rochester Institute of Technology with a B.S. in Biotechnology. He earned his Ph.D. in Genetics from Yale University in 2005. He did his post-doctoral work in the laboratory of proteomics pioneer John R. Yates III. In 2011, he became a Staff Scientist assigned to manage the extensive collaborations taking place in the Yates lab as part of the Yeast Resource Center. Recently arrived, he looks forward to applying his expertise to the exciting projects taking place at Salk.

Jolene Diedrich, PhD

Associate Director

Jolene K. Diedrich, PhD, graduated from the University of Denver with a B.S. in Chemistry/Biochemistry. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of California, Riverside in 2011. Her graduate work focused on coupling lasers and mass spectrometers to develop novel protein fragmentation techniques. She expanded upon this work, as a Roche post doctoral fellow, in the Yates Lab at the Scripps Research Institute.

Bill Low

Core Manager

Bill Low has more than 20 years of experience in the field of peptide synthesis and mass spectrometry. He is the operator of Core’s mass spectrometers. In addition, he will perform the necessary sample preparation procedures, including gel slice excision, protease digestion, reduction-alkylation, desalting etc. Mr. Low also performs database searches and transfers results files to investigators.