Corey Broeckling has been named the new director of the Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility at Colorado State University.
PMF is a university Research Core Facility, specializing in mass spectrometry-based analyses. This includes targeted and non-targeted analyses of small molecules, peptides, proteins and inorganic compounds. PMF operates 11 mass spectrometry systems, which support applications in metabolomics, proteomics, and most recently, ionomics.
“We are pleased to have Corey transition into this new role within the PMF, one of our Foundational Core Facilities, providing state-of-the-art shared resources to researchers at CSU and to key external partners,” said Ellen Fisher, senior faculty advisor for the Office of the Vice President for Research. “I am confident Corey’s dedication and expertise will serve our research community well, as he helps to propel the PMF to future success and excellence under his leadership.”
Background in industry and academics
Broeckling received a B.S. in environmental science from Quincy University, an M.S. in entomology from Virginia Tech, and a Ph.D. in cell and molecular biology from Colorado State University. Between earning these degrees, he held positions at the USDA Agricultural Research Service in Beltsville, Maryland, and the Noble Foundation, in Ardmore, Oklahoma. The latter position was focused on applications in the then-new field of metabolomics.
After Broeckling finished his Ph.D. at CSU in 2008, he became associate director of PMF. Having served in that role for nearly a decade, he has had more than 50 publications, including several primary authored manuscripts describing novel methods in metabolomics sample preparation, data acquisition and informatics. He brings approximately 20 years of analytical instrumentation experience, including 15 years with mass spectrometry platforms, to the PMF director position. The combination of experienced staff and modern instrumentation enables PMF to be extremely versatile in how it approaches collaborative projects.
Broeckling will also continue collaborating with CSU scientists to explore novel uses of mass spectrometry for analysis and discovery.
The mission of the Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility is to serve as an enabling resource for research and development programs at Colorado State University.
PMF strives to build mass spectrometry instrumentation capabilities and expertise that exceed the normal resources of individual research programs, and to make those technologies available as a shared resource. The facility’s leadership also aims to provide an environment rich in expertise and educational resources, and to foster collaboration across the CSU community and beyond.