Advisory Board

Patrick Limbach, PhD

LimbachPatrick-square An Ohio Eminent Scholar and professor of chemistry in UC's McMicken College of Arts and Sciences, Limbach is a bioanalytical chemist with research interests in mass spectrometry, modified ribonucleic acids, ribonucleoprotein complexes and protein translation. He served as chair of the Department of Chemistry from 2005 to 2010 and also served in 2013 as interim associate dean for research and graduate affairs in the college.

Limbach received his doctorate from Ohio State University in 1992. He then took a postdoctoral position at the University of Utah and in 1995 joined the faculty at Louisiana State University. He joined the UC faculty in 2001. 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.

His numerous honors include the Hans H. Jaffe Faculty Award in 2015 and he was named the 2009 Cincinnati Chemist of the Year by the American Chemical Society. Limbach was selected as an Ohio Eminent Scholar in 2003 and a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in 2013.

Marshall Montrose, PhD


Dr. Montrose’s past experience in graduate education is largely centered in fostering multi-disciplinary training. He helped develop a graduate program at Johns Hopkins in molecular medicine, which was an early attempt to span the clinical and research spectrum in graduate training. At Indiana University, he led the development and implementation of a graduate program in biomedical imaging that merged clinical imaging, physics and radiology, and advanced light microscopy imaging. At University of Cincinnati, Dr. Montrose led educational grants that supplied state dollars to help a variety of STEM graduate programs expand the scope of their training to be truly interdisciplinary (e.g. engineering and business programs combined students into teams to develop and market new devices). Dr. Montrose also led an NIH training grant whose goal was to merge computational and biological expertise in the training of graduate students in systems biology.