About us

The Searle Lab develops bioinformatics, mass spectrometry, and proteomics technologies as part of the Department of Biomedical Informatics and the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology at the Ohio State University. We have a focus in cancer research, but are interested in all aspects of mass spectrometry data analysis.


Interpreting data is one of the biggest challenges for researchers in proteomics. We make software to make sense of mass spectrometry data from proteomics and metabolomics datasets. Our work specializes in making data generation and analysis both more approachable and more reproducible. We also have a dedicated mass spectrometry lab where we can develop new data acquisition technologies and run our own experiments at the Pelotonia Institute for Immuno-Oncology. Visit our research page to see more information on each research focus.

Lab Members

Our research group is remarkably interdisciplinary. We have backgounds in bioinformatics, chemistry, biology, statistics, computer science, and many other disciplines. Visit our people page to see more information on each person who works in the lab (publications, contact information, photos). If you’re interested in joining us, please visit our available positions and fellowships for more details.

Lab Culture

Our lab is a great place to develop as a scientist. We value…


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