MSACL Presenter Biography

Richard Drake
Medical University of South Carolina

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 also Director of the MUSC Proteomics Center, a mass spectrometry-centric facility with state-of-the-art resources for protein PTM and MALDI tissue imaging applications. He is an experienced translational biochemist and glycobiologist, with particular expertise in tumor biology and biomarker discovery from clinical fluids and tissues related to urological cancers. His laboratory is also focusing on identifying the changes in ceramides, glycosphingolipids and glycans via MALDI imaging of drug treated tumor models.