Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory



Katelyn Mason

Postdoctoral Appointment
Nuclear and Chemical Sciences Division


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DegreeDiscipline/InstitutionYear
Ph.D. Biochemistry
Montana State University
B.S. Biochemistry
Fort Lewis College

Research Interests

Forensic analysis of protein-containing samples. Bioinformatics of high-throughput proteomic and metabolomic datasets obtained from liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry. High-resolution protein structure determination using solution NMR spectroscopy and elucidation of protein function through biochemical analysis.

Honors and Awards

  • ACS Analytical Chemistry Award, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO - 2008
  • Sigma Xi Associate Member, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO - since 2008
  • Varsity Women's Soccer Team, Academic Athlete Award, Fort Lewis College, Durango, CO 2004-2007

Selected (Recent) Publications

Mason, K.E., T. Hamerly, A.M. Fischer and B. Bothner (2015). "Metabolomic comparison of post-anthesis barley flag leaves from near-isogenic germplasm differing in its senescence behavior." Metabolomics (in preparation).

Mason, K.E., J.K. Hilmer, W.S. Maaty, B.D. Reeves, P.A. Grieco, Bothner, B. Bothner and A.M. Fischer (2015). "Proteomic comparison of near-isogenic barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) germplasm differing in the allelic state of a major senescence QTL identifies numerous proteins involved in plant pathogen defense." Planta (submitted).

Mason, K. E., B. P. Tripet, D. Parrott, A. M. Fischer and V. Copie (2014). "1H, 13C, 15N backbone and side chain NMR resonance assignments for the N-terminal RNA recognition motif of the HvGR-RBP1 protein involved in the regulation of barley (Hordeum vulgare L.) senescence." Biomol. NMR Assign. 8(1): 149-153.

Tripet, B. P., K. E. Mason, B. J. Eilers, J. Burns, P. Powell, A. M. Fischer and V. Copie (2014). "Structural and biochemical analysis of the Hordeum vulgare L. HvGR-RBP1 protein, a glycine-rich RNA-binding protein involved in the regulation of barley plant development and stress response." Biochemistry 53(50): 7945-7960.


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