MSL Personnel

Director Joseph Dalluge, Ph.D.

Joseph J. Dalluge, Ph.D., is director of the Department of Chemistry's Mass Spectrometry Laboratory. He received his Bachelor of Arts degree in 1991 from Gustavus Adolphus College in Saint Peter, MN, and his doctorate in biochemistry in 1996 from the University of Utah with Professor James A. McCloskey.

He joined the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) from 1996 to 1998 as a National Research Council post-doctoral associate, and continued working at NIST as a Research Scientist from 1998 to 2001. From 2001 to 2008, he worked at Cargill Incorporated Central Research, until his move to the University of Minnesota in 2009.

Dalluge is interested in the use of mass spectrometry for metabolite profiling, biomarker identification and assay development, using HPLC and UPLC combined with electrospray mass spectrometry primarily on triple quadrupole and quadrupole-time-of-flight instrumentation. Current efforts focus on the sensitive detection and quantification of medically relevant diagnostic markers, metabolite profiling for identification of biomarkers relevant to human health, and metabolite profiling approaches to biodiversity research.

Dalluge has been a member of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry since 1994 and is a member of the American Chemical Society. He has 50 publications and one patent, is past president (2003-04) of the Minnesota Mass Spectrometry Discussion Group, and a member of the Editorial Board of Current Protein and Peptide Science.