Professor Mike MacCoss
Michael J MacCoss was born in western Canada to British parents, before relocating to Freehold, New Jersey where he grew up. Mike attended the University of Vermont as an undergrad, receiving a Bachelor of Arts in Chemistry. However, his passion for research only truly came to be after an internship in Dr. Patrick Griffin’s protein mass spectrometry lab at Merck Research Laboratories, and he began pursuing a path in biotechnology.
Eventually, Mike obtained a Ph.D with Professor Dwight Matthews, also at the University of Vermont, and followed that with a post-doc at Scripps Research Institute with Professor John R. Yates III. In 2004 he started the MacCoss lab at the University of Washington with a major emphasis in developing robust and quantitative protein assays.
Over the last 14 years, Mike and his team have become leaders in the field of quantitative proteomics. The focus of his lab is the development of methods and software for generating and disseminating quantitative protein assays.