Sr. Research & Post Doctoral

Senior Researchers and Post Doctoral

Senior Researchers and Post Doctorals are alphabetized by last name

Justin Marsh
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Justin Marsh joined FAARP in June 2015 as a Post-doctoral fellow. He joins Prof. Phil Johnson's group with the goal of using mass spectrometry proteomic techniques in further characterizing and quantifying allergenic risk.

His research interests in allergen purification and reactivity began at Rothamsted Research (UK) and specifically include the seed storage proteins, the major allergenic proteins in plant seed, and their post-translational modification (including phosphorylation; glycosylation and sub-unit generation) which can cause increased reactivity.

He was awarded his Ph.D. in plant biochemistry from the Glasgow University (UK) in 2003.

He is experienced in project management, general molecular biological and proteomic techniques, in particular liquid chromatography, mass spectrometry, ELISA, immunoblotting, post-translational modification elucidation (kinase assays and glycan analysis), recombinant protein expression and biophysical and biochemical protein characterization.

Nathan Marsteller
Post-Doctoral Fellow

Dr. Marsteller is a Post-Doctoral Research Associate in the Food Allergy Research and Resource Program. His interests include studying the interactions of the gastrointestinal microbiota and the host immune system with an emphasis on allergic sensitization and eliciting allergic responses to purified food proteins. His work aims to advance allergenicity safety assessments of novel food proteins by utilizing germ-free in vivo models. His research expertise includes developing animal models in both germ-free and conventional mice, assay development, molecular biology, microbiology, flow cytometry, ELISPOT, ELISA, statistics, and cell culture. Dr. Marsteller received his Ph.D. in Biological Sciences from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

Updated 16 March, 2017