NEW YORK (GenomeWeb News) – Princeton University has purchased Thermo Fisher Scientific’s MALDI LTQ Orbitrap XL mass spectrometer and is using it in studies of virus-host interactions, the company said today.
 
Princeton’s Ileana Cristea, who is an assistant professor in the school’s Department of Molecular Biology, is using the mass spec in a project focused on understanding viral modulation of chromatin remodeling and the fate of cells that have been invaded by pathogens.
 

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