Rinat Abzalimov, PhD, is a Research Assistant Professor and Biomolecular Mass Spectrometry Facility Manager with the CUNY ASRC Structural Biology Initiative.
Abzalimov joins the ASRC from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst, where he served as the Assistant Director of the Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department’s Mass Spectrometry Center. He earned his PhD at the Ufa Research Center of RAS in Russia, while completing his undergraduate studies at Bashkir State University, also in Russia.
Abzalimov's active research interests are in the area of development of mass spectrometry-based technologies and their applications to problems related to protein’s higher order structure and conformational dynamics, structural disorders, protein interactions with relevant biological partners, stability of biopharmaceuticals. Other research interests include applications of newly emerging field asymmetric and travelling wave ion mobility, and traditional ion mobility spectrometry techniques for fast and comprehensive analysis of highly heterogeneous mixtures of lipids, carbohydrates and peptides.