FLORIDA STATE / PEOPLE / FACULTY
Dr. Michael Roper, Professor
B.S. University of Texas at Austin (1998)
Ph.D., University of Florida (2003)
Postdoc, University of Virginia (2003-2006)
Programs of Research
Bioanalytical, Chemical Biology
The Roper laboratory develops new analytical methods and techniques to investigate biological signaling. Our main biological interest is how the secretion of multiple peptides and small molecules from islets of Langerhans contribute to proper glucose clearance in the body. The reason why we are interested is that defects in this process are associated with metabolic diseases, such as type 2 diabetes. We develop separation, mass spectrometric, and optical assays to measure these components with high sensitivity and temporal resolution, and utilize microfluidic devices to achieve highly integrated systems.