Dr. Limbach

Limbach 2014 update

Dr. Patrick A. Limbach
Vice President for Research
Professor of Chemistry
Ohio Eminent Scholar

University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH 45221-0172
Ph: 513-556-1871

Benefunder Profile
Faculty Listing with expanded version of CV


Postdoctoral Research Associate, University of Utah, 1993-1994
Ph.D. The Ohio State University, 1992
B.S. Centre College, 1988


Pat Limbach is the Vice President for Research, an Ohio Eminent Scholar and Professor of Chemistry at the University of Cincinnati. He is a bioanalytical chemist with research interests in mass spectrometry, modified ribonucleic acids (RNAs), ribonucleoprotein (RNP) complexes and protein translation. After earning an undergraduate degree from Centre College in 1988, he studied under the direction of Dr. Alan G. Marshall at The Ohio State University. While there, his graduate research focused on instrumentation improvements to Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry. He received his PhD from OSU in 1992. He then took a postdoctoral position at the University of Utah working with Dr. James A. McCloskey. While in Utah, he worked in the areas of RNA chemistry and nucleic acid mass spectrometry. In 1995, he joined the faculty at Louisiana State University as an Assistant Professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 1999. In 2001, he moved to his current position in Cincinnati, being promoted to Professor in 2005. He has served as Department Head in Chemistry at UC from 2005-2010 and as Interim Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies in the McMicken College of Arts and Sciences in 2013.  He has served as the VP of Research since 2016. Dr. Limbach and his group seek to advance the area of mass spectrometry within modified RNAs and RNPs and collaborate extensively with researchers inside the state of Ohio and throughout the world. Dr. Limbach is an active member of the American Chemical Society, American Society for Mass Spectrometry, Sigma Xi and a lifetime member of Phi Kappa Phi. He also serves on the Scientific Advisory Board for RiboNova, Inc.

Selected Awards and Honors:

2013  Fellow, American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)
2009  Cincinnati Chemist of the Year Award, Cincinnati Section American Chemical Society
2008  Sigma Xi Young Investigator Research Award, University of Cincinnati
2006  Fellow of the Graduate School, University of Cincinnati
2003  Ohio Eminent Scholar in Mass Spectrometry
1999  Nontenured Faculty Award in the Physical Sciences, Phi Kappa Phi, LSU
1999  Award of Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Basic Sciences, LSU
1998  American Society for Mass Spectrometry Research Award Sponsored by Finnigan
1998  LSU Peter A. Soderbergh Award for Innovation in Teaching
1992  Ohio State University Albert J. Henne Graduate Research Award
1992  FACSS Tomas Hirschfeld Scholar Award
1992  Society for Applied Spectroscopy Ohio Valley Section Graduate Student Award


Research Areas:

  • mass spectrometry
  • modified nucleosides
  • transfer RNAs
  • structural investigation of nucleic acids
  • characterization of ribonucleoprotein complexes
  • assays for therapeutic oligonucleotides
  • nucleic acid biomarkers in humans
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