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Robby Robinson

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Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
PO Box 999
MSIN: J4-18
Richland, WA 99352

PNNL Publications


  • Shen Y, N Tolic, PD Piehowski, AK Shukla, S Kim, R Zhao, Y Qu, EW Robinson, RD Smith, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2017. "High-resolution ultrahigh-pressure long column reversed-phase liquid chromatography for top-down proteomics." Journal of Chromatography A 1498:99-110.  doi:10.1016/j.chroma.2017.01.008
  • Tfaily MM, RK Chu, JG Toyoda, N Tolic, EW Robinson, L Pasa Tolic, and NJ Hess. 2017. "Sequential extraction protocol for organic matter from soils and sediments using high resolution mass spectrometry." Analytica Chimica Acta 972:54-61.  doi:10.1016/j.aca.2017.03.031


  • Hiras J, YW Wu, K Deng, CD Nicora, JT Aldrich, D Frey, S Kolinko, EW Robinson, JM Jacobs, P Adams, TR Northen, BA Simmons, and SW Singer. 2016. "Comparative community proteomics demonstrates the unexpected importance of an actinobacterial glycoside hydrolase family 12 protein for crystalline cellulose hydrolysis." mBio 7(4):Article No. e01106-16.  doi:10.1128/mBio.01106-16
  • Shaw JB, EW Robinson, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2016. "Vacuum Ultraviolet Photodissociation and Fourier Transform-Ion Cyclotron Resonance (FT-ICR) Mass Spectrometry: Revisited." Analytical Chemistry 88(6):3019-3023.  doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.6b00148
  • Shaw JB, TY Lin, FE Leach, III, AV Tolmachev, N Tolic, EW Robinson, DW Koppenaal, and L Pasa Tolic. 2016. "21 Tesla Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometer Greatly Expands Mass Spectrometry Toolbox." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 27(12):1929-1936.  doi:10.1007/s13361-016-1507-9


  • Lin TY, GA Anderson, RV Norheim, SA Prost, BL Lamarche, FE Leach, III, KJ Auberry, RD Smith, DW Koppenaal, EW Robinson, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2015. "An Adaptable Multiple Power Source for Mass Spectrometry and other Scientific Instruments." Review of Scientific Instruments 86(9):Article No. 094102.  doi:10.1063/1.4930967
  • Mann BF, HM Chen, EM Herndon, RK Chu, N Tolic, E Portier, TR Chowdhury, EW Robinson, SJ Callister, SD Wullschleger, DE Graham, L Liang, and B Gu. 2015. "Indexing Permafrost Soil Organic Matter Degradation Using High-Resolution Mass Spectrometry." PLoS One 10(6):Article No. e0130557.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0130557
  • Tfaily MM, RK Chu, N Tolic, KM Roscioli, CR Anderton, L Pasa-Tolic, EW Robinson, and NJ Hess. 2015. "Advanced solvent based methods for molecular characterization of soil organic matter by high-resolution mass spectrometry." Analytical Chemistry 87(10):5206-5215.  doi:10.1021/acs.analchem.5b00116


  • Robinson EW. 2014. "Fourier-Transform ion cyclotron mass spectrometry (FT-ICR MS)." In Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, 2nd Edition, ed. J Lindon, pp. 714-719.  Academic Press, CAMBRIDGE, MA.  doi:10.1016/B978-0-12-374413-5.00177-9
  • Shen Y, L Pasa-Tolic, EW Robinson, JN Adkins, and RD Smith. 2014. "New challenges for proteomics technologies: a mini perspective review." Austin Journal of Proteomics, Bioinformatics & Genomics 1(1):Article No. 3. 


  • D'haeseleer P, JM Gladden, M Allgaier, P Chain, SG Tringe, S Malfatti, JT Aldrich, CD Nicora, EW Robinson, L Pasa-Tolic, P Hugenholtz, BA Simmons, and SW Singer. 2013. "Proteogenomic Analysis of a Thermophilic Bacterial Consortium Adapted to Deconstruct Switchgrass." PLoS One 8(7):e68465.  doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0068465
  • DeAngelis KM, D Sharma, R Varney, BA Simmons, NG Isern, LM Markillie, CD Nicora, AD Norbeck, RC Taylor, JT Aldrich, and EW Robinson. 2013. "Evidence supporting dissimilatory and assimilatory lignin degradation in Enterobacter lignolyticus SCF1." Frontiers in Microbiology 4:Article No. 280. 
  • Smith DF, A Kiss, FE Leach, III, EW Robinson, L Pasa-Tolic, and RM Heeren. 2013. "High Mass Accuracy and High Mass Resolving Power FT-ICR Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry for Biological Tissue Imaging." Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry 405(18):6069-6076.  doi:10.1007/s00216-013-7048-1
  • Venceslau SS, JR Cort, ES Baker, RK Chu, EW Robinson, C Dahl, LM Saraiva, and IA Pereira. 2013. "Redox states of Desulfovibrio vulgaris DsrC, a key protein in dissimilatory sulfite reduction." Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 441(4):731-736.  doi:10.1016/j.bbrc.2013.10.116


  • Angel TE, UK Aryal, SM Hengel, ES Baker, RT Kelly, EW Robinson, and RD Smith. 2012. "Mass spectrometry-based proteomics: existing capabilities and future directions." Chemical Society Reviews 41(10):3912-3928.  doi:10.1039/C2CS15331A
  • Tian Z, N Tolic, R Zhao, RJ Moore, SM Hengel, EW Robinson, DL Stenoien, S Wu, RD Smith, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2012. "Enhanced top-down characterization of histone post-translational modifications ." Genome Biology 13(10):R86.  doi:10.1186/gb-2012-13-10-r86
  • Tolmachev AV, EW Robinson, RD Smith, FE Leach, III, JH Futrell, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2012. "A Conceptual Approach for FT-ICR cell Harmonization Utilizing External Shim Electrodes ." International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 325-327:45-50.  doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2012.06.027
  • Tolmachev AV, EW Robinson, S Wu, RD Smith, JH Futrell, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2012. "Angular Averaged Profiling of the Radial Electric Field in Compensated FTICR Cells." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 23(7):1169-1172.  doi:10.1007/s13361-012-0395-x


  • Hossain M, DT Kaleta, EW Robinson, T Liu, R Zhao, JS Page, RT Kelly, RJ Moore, K Tang, DG Camp, II, W Qian, and RD Smith. 2011. "Enhanced Sensitivity for Selected Reaction Monitoring-Mass Spectrometry-based Targeted Proteomics using a Dual-Stage Electrodynamic Ion Funnel Interface ." Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. MCP 10(2):, doi:10.1074/mcp.M000062-MCP201
  • Kim JS, TL Fillmore, T Liu, EW Robinson, M Hossain, BL Champion, RJ Moore, DG Camp, II, RD Smith, and W Qian. 2011. "18O-Labeled Proteome Reference as Global Internal Standards for Targeted Quantification by Selected Reaction Monitoring-Mass Spectrometry." Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. MCP 10(12):Article No. M110.007302.  doi:10.1074/mcp.M110.007302
  • Lopez-Ferrer D, K Petritis, EW Robinson, KK Hixson, Z Tian, JH Lee, SW Lee, N Tolic, KK Weitz, ME Belov, RD Smith, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2011. "Pressurized Pepsin Digestion in Proteomics: An Automatable Alternative to Trypsin for Integrated Top-down Bottom-up Proteomics." Molecular & Cellular Proteomics. MCP 10(2):, doi:10.1074/mcp.M110.001479
  • Smith DF, EW Robinson, AV Tolmachev, RM Heeren, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2011. "C60 Secondary Ion Fourier Transform Ion Cyclotron Resonance Mass Spectrometry." Analytical Chemistry 83(24):9552-9556.  doi:10.1021/ac2023348
  • Tolmachev AV, EW Robinson, S Wu, RD Smith, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2011. "Trapping radial electric field optimization in compensated FTICR Cells." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 22(8):1334-1342.  doi:10.1007/s13361-011-0167-z
  • Wu S, N Tolic, Z Tian, EW Robinson, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2011. "An integrated top-down and bottom-up strategy for characterization protein isoforms and modifications." Chapter 18 in Bioinformatics for Comparative Proteomics: Methods in Molecular Biology, vol. 694, ed. CH Wu and C Chen, pp. 291-304.  Springer, New York, NY. 


  • Hixson KK, D Lopez-Ferrer, EW Robinson, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2010. "Proteomics." In Encyclopedia of Spectroscopy and Spectrometry, 2nd edition, ed. J Lindon, GE Trantor, D Koppenaal, pp. 2280-2288.  Academic Press, Amsterdam, Netherlands Antilles. 
  • Lourette NM, HS Smallwood, S Wu, EW Robinson, TC Squier, RD Smith, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2010. "A Top-Down LC-FTICR MS-Based Strategy for Characterizing Oxidized Calmodulin in Activated Macrophages ." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 21(6):930-939. 
  • Tian Z, R Zhao, N Tolic, RJ Moore, DL Stenoien, EW Robinson, RD Smith, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2010. "Two-dimensional liquid chromatography system for online top-down mass spectrometry." Proteomics 10(20):3610-3620.  doi:10.1002/pmic.201000367


  • Tolmachev AV, EW Robinson, S Wu, L Pasa-Tolic, and RD Smith. 2009. "FT-ICR MS optimization for the analysis of intact proteins." International Journal of Mass Spectrometry 287(1-3 SP ISS):32-38.  doi:10.1016/j.ijms.2008.10.010
  • Wu S, F Yang, R Zhao, N Tolic, EW Robinson, DG Camp, II, RD Smith, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2009. "An integrated workflow for characterizing intact phosphoproteins from complex mixtures." Analytical Chemistry 81(11):4210-4219.  doi:10.1021/ac802487q
  • Wu S, NM Lourette, N Tolic, R Zhao, R Robinson, AV Tolmachev, RD Smith, and L Pasa-Tolic. 2009. "An integrated top-down and bottom-up strategy for broadly characterizing protein isoforms and modifications." Journal of Proteome Research 8(3):1347-1357. 


  • Robinson EW, AA Shvartsburg, K Tang, and RD Smith. 2008. "Control of Ion Distortion in Field Asymmetric Waveform Ion Mobility Spectrometry via Variation of Dispersion Field and Gas Temperature ." Analytical Chemistry 80(19):7508-7515.  doi:10.1021/ac800655d
  • Tolmachev AV, EW Robinson, S Wu, H Kang, NM Lourette, L Pasa-Tolic, and RD Smith. 2008. " Trapped-ion cell with improved DC potential harmonicity for FT-ICR MS." Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry 19(4):586 - 597.  doi:10.1016/j.jasms.2008.01.006

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