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Tel: 301-496-1095
Email: hugog@mail.nih.gov

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  • Staff ScientistNIDDK, NIH1996–Present
  • Visiting ScientistNIDDK, NIH1995–1996
  • Visiting AssociateNIDDK, NIH1990–1995
  • Visiting FellowNIDDK, NIH1987–1990
  • Post-Graduate DegreeFacultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales1982
  • Licenciado in Chemical SciencesFacultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales1977
  • Ph.D.Facultad de Ciencias Exactas y Naturales1985

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    H. Martin Garraffo, Ph.D.

    Staff Scientist, Clinical Mass Spectometry Core
    • Chemistry/Chemical Biology
    Research Summary/In Plain Language

    Research Summary

    Research Goal

    Our goal is to work in a collaborative environment with clinicians and scientists to foster biomedical research.  We conduct chemical analysis of small molecules through the application of Mass Spectrometry (MS). 

    Current Research

    Our research group uses MS, mostly after Gas- or Liquid-Chromatography, to study metabolic processes.  We perform qualitative (identification of analytes) and quantitative Gas Chromatography-MS and Liquid Chromatography-MS of clinical or biological samples.​

    Applying our Research

    Biomedical research in its many forms, areas, and disciplines advances health. Research is the main reason public health has improved since the early 1900s. As an applied core group within the NIDDK, we strive to help individual researchers who need chemical analysis based on MS.