Michael T. Marty
University of Arizona
Since my first annual meeting as a graduate student, ASMS has been my scientific home and community. JASMS is one of the few journals I read regularly (not just when an article pops up on Twitter), and it plays an important role in advancing mass spectrometry science. I am running for Member-at-Large for Publications because I see exciting opportunities with new technologies and new approaches to publishing, and I would look forward to collaborating with stakeholders to help make publishing easier, more accessible, and more inclusive.
Michael T. Marty earned his B.A. in chemistry and mathematics at St. Olaf College in 2010. He completed his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry as a Springborn Fellow at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign with Prof. Steve Sligar in 2013, where he collaborated with Prof. Mike Gross at Washington University St. Louis to perform some of the first native mass spectrometry analysis of lipid nanodiscs. He then went on to postdoctoral research at the University of Oxford with Prof. Dame Carol Robinson, further advancing native MS of nanodiscs and developing UniDec software for analysis of complex native MS data. After too many years in cold climates, he joined the faculty at The University of Arizona in 2016 where he is currently an Associate Professor of Chemistry & Biochemistry.
Dr. Marty’s research applies lipoprotein nanodiscs with mass spectrometry to study membrane proteins, membrane-active peptides, and their interactions with lipid bilayers. His research group has advanced native MS to study lipid binding to membrane proteins embedded in nanodiscs and to understand how the lipid composition of the nanodiscs affects oligomerization and drug binding of the embedded membrane proteins. They are currently working on developing lipidomic MS methods to quantify natural lipids bound to membrane proteins in bilayers. Finally, he continues to develop UniDec open-source software and support the diverse community of users. He received the ASMS Research Award in 2018, the JASMS Outstanding Reviewer Award in 2019, and the Ron Hites Award in 2021.
Dr. Marty has chaired sessions at several ASMS conferences and helped teach the Native MS Short Course as a guest instructor. He co-founded the Special Interest Group on Native MS and has organized several evening workshops at the ASMS annual meeting. He is currently co-organizing the 2023 Sanibel Meeting on Membrane Proteins and their Complexes and is looking forward to finally having the meeting after two years of COVID delays. He recently joined the editorial board of JASMS.