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Paper receives Outstanding Research Publication Award

ASMS journal cover for January 2018.

The American Society for Mass Spectrometry awarded PCSD’s Julia Laskin (P-I) and BSD’s Charles Ansong and Ryan Sontag the 2019 Ron Hites Award for Outstanding Research Publication. Their paper, Towards High-Resolution Tissue Imaging Using Nanospray Desorption Electrospray Ionization Mass Spectrometry Coupled to Shear Force Microscopy, appeared in the Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry in February 2018 and has since been downloaded more than 1,400 times and cited in six other papers.

“Our research demonstrates a scientific approach that enables imaging of thin tissue sections—in this case, brain and lung tissues—with high spatial resolution, which allows us to see very fine details of the samples’ topography,” said researcher Ryan Sontag.

The Ron Hites Award recognizes “…an exemplary paper…” and “…a high quality presentation of outstanding original research.” A confidential committee selects the winning manuscript based on their judgement of each paper’s innovative aspects, technical quality, likely stimulation of future research, likely impact on future applications, and quality of presentation. 

Other co-authors on the paper included former PNNL researchers Richard A. Corley and Son N. Nguyen, as well as James P. Carson of the University of Texas at Austin.

July 2019
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