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Mohanraja  Kumar

Mohanraja Kumar

Mohanraja Kumar
Research Assistant Professor, Director of Mass/Spec and Peptide Synthesis Core Facility


Office: NES 408A
Phone: 813/974-6031



Bachelor of Science, Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, India 1992
Master of Science, Chemistry, Bharathidasan University, India 1994
Ph.D., Bioorganic chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Bombay, India 2002; Mentor: Prof. Susheel Durani
Postdoctoral Fellow, Organic/Medicinal Chemistry, University of South Florida, Tampa 2002 - 2004; Mentor: Prof. Mark L. McLaughlin
Postdoctoral Fellow, Peptide NMR/Peptide Synthesis, University of California, Los Angeles 2005 - 2006; Mentor: Prof. Joe Reeve / Dr. David Keire
Research Fellow, Molecular Probe Synthesis and Imaging, Harvard Medical School/Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 2006 - 2010; Mentor: Dr. Anna Moore


Mass spectrometry characterization of small molecules, peptides and proteins. Solid phase synthesis, peptide labeling and structural characterization of peptides and proteins by circular dichroism. Educational mass spectrometry.


Director of Mass Spectrometry and Peptide facility at USF