Welcome to the Nemes Research Group: Your door to a biomolecular world!

Scientific Interests

Prof. Peter Nemes

“There is no satisfactory substitute to excellence” — Arnold O. Beckman

Our research interests lie at the intersection of analytical chemistry, biology, and the applied health sciences. We develop next-generation technologies based on ultra-performance liquid chromatography, capillary electrophoresis, electrospray ionization, and high-resolution mass spectrometry to enable the detection and quantification of important proteins, peptides, and metabolites in ultra-high sensitivity. Next, we use these advanced bioanalytical tools to ask how differential expression of the genome coordinates cell molecular processes critical to the normal development of cell heterogeneity, body patterning, and formation of the nervous system. Our studies use powerful models in cell and developmental biology and neuroscience, specifically the frog (Xenopus laevis) and mouse.

We foster a collaborative, interdisciplinary, and friendly environment in the laboratory. Stakeholders in our multidisciplinary team include multiple instigators from the Department of Anatomy and Regenerative Biology, the Department of Pharmacology and Physiology, and the Institute for Neuroscience at the George Washington University School of Health and Human Sciences as well as multiple government agencies (e.g., the National Science Foundation, the National Institutes of Health, and the Department of Advanced Research Projects Agency), foundations (Arnold and Mabel Beckman Foundation), and various industry partners (e.g., DuPont, Sigma-Aldrich, Protea Biosciences).

Open Positions

The group is always looking for motivated PhD graduate students and postdocs.  Although prior experience is welcome, you do not need to have prior knowledge in mass spectrometry (or biology) to excel in the group.  Please contact Professor Nemes directly with questions about open positions in the Nemes Research Laboratory.


We are located in the UMD Biochemistry Building (Bld. Number 092). A parking garage for visitors is located directly in front of the building. See visiting instructions here.

For shipping, our delivery address is: Chemistry Building Room 0203, 8051 Regents Dr., University of Maryland College Park, College Park, MD 20742