Merging of Penn & CHOP Proteomics Core Facilities

Dear Proteomics Core Users,

By now you have undoubtedly heard that Ben Garcia is leaving Penn to be Head of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics at Washington University in St. Louis. Although we are certainly sorry to see him go, we wish him well and are certain he will continue to do great things at Washington University.

We want to take this opportunity to assure the Penn community of our continuing commitment to Proteomics. Indeed we are using this opportunity to expand our capabilities in the field by merging the Penn and CHOP proteomic cores. This is a plan that was being considered with Ben even prior to his decision to move to St. Louis, as it will allow us to combine our resources and expertise to ensure optimized and efficient service to the whole community. We have made offers to retain all the staff of both cores and will merge instrumentation, expertise, capabilities and services into one physical location within the Abramson Research Center. Billing will continue to be done via iLab. The official change is targeted for July 1, but already the staff and associated leadership are working together with a vision for the future and services will continue to remain available to users.

Please feel free to reach out if you have any questions.


Kristen Lynch
Chair, Department of Biochemistry and Biophysics

Lou Soslowsky
Associate Dean for Research Integration for the Perelman School of Medicine

Paula Oliver
Scientific Director of Core Facilities, CHOP