Presidential Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Biophysics and
Honors and Awards: American Chemical Society Arthur F. Findeis Award for Achievements by Young Analytical Scientist - 2014, Pittsburgh Conference (Pittcon) Achievement Award - 2014, Biomed Research Central Award in Molecular and Cellular Sciences - 2013, AB Sciex Young Investigator Award - 2013, Presidential Professor, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine - 2012-2017, Alfred P. Sloan Research Fellowship - 2012
Research Expertise: Proteomics | Epigenetics | Mass Spectrometry
Now that many genome sequences are readily available, the next challenge is the comprehensive characterization of proteins, the 'active/expressed' part of the genome; this new subfield of biology is called proteomics. The Garcia laboratory is focused on developing novel mass-spectrometry-based proteomic methodologies for quantitatively characterizing changes in protein expression and post-translational modification state within a given proteome during significant biological events or in response to external perturbation to understand biological processes at the molecular level.
Affiliations: Epigenetics Program
PhD Chemistry - University of Virginia - 2005
BS Chemistry - University of California (Davis) - 2000