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Michael C. Fitzgerald

Professor of Chemistry
Box 90346, Durham, NC 27708-0346
3222 French Science Center, 124 Science Drive, Durham, NC 27708


Dr. Fitzgerald’s research group is focused on studies of protein folding and function. The group utilizes a combination of covalent labeling strategies (e.g. protein amide H/D exchange and methionine oxidiation) and mass spectrometry techniques to investigate the thermodynamic properties of protein folding and ligand binding reactions. Current research efforts involve: (1) the development new biophysical methods that enable protein folding and stability measurements to be performed on the proteomic scale; and (2) the application of these new methods in the areas of disease detection, diagnosis, and therapy.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Professor of Chemistry · 2011 - Present Chemistry, Trinity College of Arts & Sciences
Professor of Biochemistry · 2011 - Present Biochemistry, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Wisconsin, Madison · 1994 Ph.D.
Davidson College · 1989 B.S.