Sarka Beranova-Giorgianni, Ph.D.


Sarka Beranova-Giorgianni, Ph. D.

Associate Professor

Office location

874 Monroe Ave
Crowe Building, Room 5P
Memphis, TN 38163
Tel: (901) 448-5433
Fax: (901) 448-6940
Email: sberanova@uthsc.edu

Current Office Hours

by appointment

CURRICULUM VITAE

EDUCATION AND TRAINING

  • Ph.D. Analytical Chemistry, University of Akron, Akron OH, 1995
  • M.S. Organic Chemistry, Prague Institute of Chemical Technology, Prague, Czechoslovakia, 1989

RESEARCH

The research of Dr. Beranova-Giorgianni focuses on the application of mass spectrometry and proteomics to the study of human diseases. Current areas of interest include:

  • identification of potential diagnostic markers and drug targets for prostate cancer;
  • characterization of the phosphoproteome in human tissues (prostate; pituitary) and cultured cells (LNCaP);
  • development and optimization of new proteomics methods that incorporate state-of-the-art mass spectrometry.

MAJOR INSTRUMENTATION

The laboratory of Dr. Beranova-Giorgianni houses a ThermoElectron LTQ linear ion trap mass spectrometer coupled to a Dionex nano-liquid chromatography system. The laboratory also contains two two-dimensional gel electrophoresis systems for proteomics, and computer resources for analysis of 2D gels and for searches of protein sequence databases. Additional high-end instrumentation, including a ThermoElectron vMALDI LTQ mass spectrometer, is available in the Charles B. Stout Mass Spectrometry Laboratory.