Dr. Boone Prentice, new Preeminence in Metabolomics Analytical Assistant Professor

The Department of Chemistry is pleased to announce that Dr. Boone Prentice will join the University of Florida this fall. Professor Prentice received his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Purdue University under the mentorship of Professor Scott McLuckey. He then worked as a postdoctoral research fellow in the Department of Biochemistry at Vanderbilt University with Professor Richard Caprioli as a Ruth L. Kirschstein NRSA postdoctoral fellow (NIH F32). Research in Professor Prentice?s group will focus on using next-generation bioanalytical mass spectrometry to better understand the molecular basis of health and disease. Specifically, he will focus on developing imaging mass spectrometry technologies that leverage novel instrumentation and chemical transformations to enable the visualization of biochemical processes directly in tissue specimens. By combining the chemical specificity of mass spectrometry with microscopic imaging capabilities, Professor Prentice?s lab aims to understand the molecular events associated with important problems in human health, including cancer, infectious disease, and diabetes.