News in 2012

October 2012

The Garcia Lab is moving! Ben Garcia has been recruited to join the Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics and the Epigenetics Program ( in the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. Read about it here (

June 2012

Congratulations to undergraduates Jessie Gu and Devorah Haberman who have graduated and will be off in the next phase of their careers.

May 2012

The lab attends the American Society for Mass Spectrometry conference in Vancouver, Canada. We had 5 posters (Barry, Bhanu, Masa, Michelle and Shu presented) and talks by Laura-Mae, Rosie, Nick and Ben.

Ben Garcia gives an invited talk at the 11th Annual Symposium of the New York University Center for Genomics & Systems Biology in New York, NY.

April 2012

Tobias Maile has joined the group as a postdoctoral researcher, welcome Tobi.

The Garcia lab is mentioned in the article “Controlling The Code” from ACS Chemical and Engineering news magazine which describes how pharmaceutical companies are becoming more interested in epigenetic space for drug discovery. Former Garcia lab member Eric Chan is shown in a photo running an Orbitrap mass spectrometer. Read about it here (

Ben Garcia gives an invited talk and short course lecture at the Netherlands Proteomics Centre in Utrecht University, Utrecht, Netherlands.

March 2012

Ben Garcia is quoted in a Nature careers news feature on epigenetics titled “Epigenetics: Marked for success.”  Read about it here (

February 2012

Congratulations to Nick Young who has left to start as the Director of Biological Mass Spectrometry at the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory in Tallahassee FL.

Ben Garcia has been selected to receive an Alfred P. Sloan research fellowship (

Barry Zee is awarded a Sigma Xi Grant for his research.

February 2012

Zuo-Fei Yuan joins the lab as a Postdoctoral researcher.

January 2012

Congratulations to Peter DiMaggio who has left to start as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Engineering at the Imperial College in London.