Washington University School of Medicine
University of Kansas
Truman State University
RESEARCH OPERATIONS SUPERVISOR
Theodore R. Keppel, PhD
Ted earned his BS in chemistry from Truman State University in his home state of Missouri in 2007. From there, Ted was the first graduate student to study under Dr. David Weis at the University of Kansas. In the Weis lab, Ted applied hydrogen/deuterium exchange mass spectrometry to analyze the conformational dynamics of intrinsically disordered proteins. This work provided conformational insight where traditional structure techniques, such as X-ray crystallography and NMR, were limited.
In 2013, Ted joined Dr. Ron Bose's research group at Washington University School of Medicine. Using mass spectrometry, along with small angle X-ray scattering and other biophysical techniques, he provided evidence that the C-terminal tails of proteins in the epidermal growth factor receptor family were intrinsically disordered.
In 2016, Ted joined Dr. Rebekah Gundry's group as the instrumentation manager and mass spectrometry research project lead. He brings expertise in mass spectrometry method development and project management to his role as the Operations Supervisor for the MS Center.
• Member, ASMS
• Member, Alpha Chi Sigma