Neil Kelleher (scientist)

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Neil L. Kelleher
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Born (1970-04-28) April 28, 1970 (age 49)
ResidenceUnited States
NationalityUnited States
Alma materPacific Lutheran University
University of Konstanz
Cornell University
Harvard University
Known forMass spectrometry
Top-down proteomics
Electron-capture dissociation
Scientific career
InstitutionsUniversity of Illinois at Urbana–Champaign
Northwestern University
Doctoral advisorFred McLafferty
Tadhg Begley

Neil L. Kelleher is the Walter and Mary Elizabeth Glass Professor of Chemistry, Molecular Biosciences, and Medicine at Northwestern University. His research focuses on mass spectrometry, primarily its application to proteomics. He is known mainly for top-down proteomics and the development of the fragmentation technique of electron-capture dissociation with Roman Zubarev while in Fred McLafferty's lab at Cornell University.

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Research interests[edit]


  • Biemann Medal, 2009
  • Pittsburgh Conference Achievement Award, 2008
  • Pfizer Award in Enzyme Chemistry (American Chemical Society, Division of Biological Chemistry), 2006
  • A.F. Findeis Award in Measurement Science (American Chemical Society, Division of Analytical Chemistry), 2006
  • Beckman Fellow, 2002-2003[1]
  • Presidential Early Career Award
  • Alfred P. Sloan Fellow
  • Packard Fellow
  • NSF CAREER Award
  • Lilly Analytical Chemistry Award
  • Burroughs Wellcome Fund Young Investigator
  • Searle Scholar
  • Fulbright Scholar


  1. ^ "CAS Fellows Archive". Center for Advanced Study, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Retrieved 2 August 2018.

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