DR. ROBERT POWERS
SCIENTIFIC ADVISORY BOARD MEMBER
Dr. Robert Powers, Professor of Chemistry at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, specializes in the development of techniques using NMR to screen for new drug leads, to monitor in cell drug and protein activity, to assign protein functions. Dr. Powers has developed NMR and MS metabolomics technique and has implemented the use of dendograms to interpret PCA and OPLS clustering patterns, the use of metabolomic networks to monitor carbon flow through the metabolome, and the MVAPACK data-handling software. He has applied this platform to studies related to Pancreatic Cancer, Parkinson's Disease, Multiple Sclerosis, infectious diseases, and drug discovery. He has also developed FAST-NMR, functional annotation screening technology using NMR, the CPASS, comparison of protein active site structures (CPASS) database and software, and the PROFESS database for annotating functionally uncharacterized proteins.