Mailing Address Campus Box 8127
660 S. Euclid Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63110
Office Location Room 721 Southwest Tower
Phone (314) 362-7709
Lab Phone (314) 286-2452
Fax (314) 362-9126
Research interest relevant to diabetes
Islet Biology & Immunology
Dr. Townsend’s primary research interest is the discovery and validation of biomakers in tissues and biological fluids using proteomics and metabolomics. His research program focuses on the development of robust sample preparation and separation methods and the application of advanced mass spectrometric technologies to clinical medicine. His laboratory has ongoing collaborative protein biomarker projects in cancer (pancreatic, breast, prostate and bladder) and Alzheimer’s disease using plasma, CSF, urine and formalin-fixed tissues.
Descriptor of Research
Basic and translational