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Chemistry is truly the central science and underpins much of the efforts of scientists and engineers to improve life for humankind. MIT Chemistry is taking a leading role in discovering new chemical synthesis, catalysis, creating sustainable energy, theoretical and experimental understanding of chemistry at its most fundamental level, unraveling the biochemical complexities of natural systems, improving the environment, detecting and curing disease, developing materials new properties, and nanoscience.
Chemistry Department welcomes Mohanraja Kumar to its Staff
October 23, 2017
The Department of Chemistry is pleased to welcome Mohanraja Kumar to its staff as the Mass Spectrometry Research Scientist of the DCIF and CEHS Bioimaging and Chemical Analysis Core Facility.
Mohan comes to MIT from the University of South Florida, where he served as a Research Assistant Professor and Director. At USF, Mohan was in charge of the day-to-day operation of the Mass Spectrometry and Peptide Core Facility, including instrument training, instrument upkeep, sample preparation, data interpretation, and fielding questions on various techniques. Prior to his time at USF, Mohan served as a Research Fellow in the Molecular Imaging Laboratory at Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School; a Postdoctoral Fellow in the UCLA Protein and Peptide Core Facility; and a Postdoctoral Fellow of Organic and Medical Chemistry at the University of South Florida.
Mohan holds a Ph.D. in Bio-organic Chemistry from the Indian Institute of Technology.