Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1993
Research: Metabolomics, Nematode Chemical Ecology, NMR Technology Development
Office: R3-226B ARB
Lab: R3-244 ARB
Telephone: (352) 392-4535
Arthur S. Edison completed his Ph.D. in biophysics from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where he developed and applied NMR methods for protein structural studies under the supervision of John Markley and Frank Weinhold. In 1993, Dr. Edison joined the laboratory of Antony O. W. Stretton at the University of Wisconsin as a Jane Coffin Childs postdoctoral fellow, where he investigated the role of neuropeptides in the nervous system of the parasitic nematode Ascaris suum. He joined the faculty at the University of Florida in 1996. Dr. Edison is the Associate Laboratory Director of the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory and Director of the Southeast Center for Integrated Metabolomics. He is also a UFRF professor from 2012-2014.
The Edison laboratory is interested in the role of small molecules in disease, chemical signaling, and communication. We are developing new approaches in metabolomics and systems biology. We have developed very high-sensitivity NMR methods to analyze small amounts of material. We are developing approaches to analyze complex biological mixtures of small molecules like metabolites and pheromones. We often use the organism Caenorhabditis elegans as a model to learn about chemical communication and to develop new approaches in metabolomics. Using C. elegans and other organisms, we are developing new mass spectrometry and NMR approaches in metabolomics that are based on 13C. These allow for detailed information on the changes of metabolites as a function of external conditions and for the more rapid identification of metabolites in mixtures.