Assistant Professor, Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology
Serife Ayaz Guner, PhD
Serife received her BS and MSc from Middle East Technical University, Turke, and moved to US for Ph.D. training. She obtained her Ph.D. in Cellular and Molecular Biology in UW-Madison. Being passionate about PTMs, she joined the group in Jan 2014. Currently, She is applying a variety of separation and mass spectrometry techniques to investigate heart disease-related changes in protein expression and PTMs.
Santosh Valeja, PhD
Passionate mass spectrometrist with extensive expertise and strong background in chromatographic separation science, LC-MS, proteomics technologies and bioanalytical chemistry. Other than research, Santosh greatly enjoys playing sports (cricket, badminton and tennis), travelling, driving and listening music.
Leekyoung Hwang, PhD
After receiving PhD degree in the Rosi group of the University of Pittsburgh, Leekyoung has joined in the Jin and Ge group since June, 2012. She is working on the nanobiotechnology project.
Ying (Lynn) Peng, PhD
Lynn joined the group in Fall 2011 after getting her PhD in Analytical Chemistry. She is working on comprehensive characterization of key myofilament proteins using top-down proteomics and developing LCMS method to fully access the modification of cardiac proteins for investigating signaling in the early molecular events that contributes to cardiac dysfunction and progression to HF. She likes reading and spending time with her family.
Ying-Hua (Edith) Chang, PhD
Coming all the way from Taiwan, Edith attained her PhD in proteome science. She has a strong backgroud in biomarker and drug target discovery, and is proficient with clinical testing. Currently, Edith is working on the development of MS-compatible surfactants, and exploring the mechanisms involved in cardiac regeneration. In a nutshell, her professional skills are a combination of chemistry and biology.
Yoonkyu (Ryan) Lee, Junior
Yoonkyu (Ryan) is a junior in the Biochemistry Undergraduate Program at UW-Madison. He has been working in the lab since the Summer 2014.
Justin Doop, Junior
Justin is a junior in the Chemical Engineering Undergraduate Program at UW-Madison. He has been working in the lab since Jan. Some of his hobbies are running, hiking and skiing.
Andrew Alpert, PhD
- Wei Guo, PhD
Currently Assistant Professor, Muscle Biology,
Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wyoming, http://www.uwyo.edu/anisci/faculty-and-staff/wei-guo.html
- Lisa Xu
- Patrick Close, BS
- Han Zhang, PhD
Currently Scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
- Xin (Jack) Chen, PhD.
Currently Researcher at UW Department of Animal Sciences
- Jiang Zhang, PhD
Currently post-doc at Northwestern University
- Fangmin Xu
Currently Scientist at Novatis
- Daniel Ziebell, BS
currently MD student at UW-Madison
- Corey Nelson, BS
Currently PhD student at Columbia University
- Xintong Dong, BS
Currently PhD student at Stanford University
- Lin Li, BS
Currently Engineer at Kraft Food Group
- Nathan Klapoetke, BS
Currently PhD student at MIT
- Moltu Guy, MD
Currently resident at University of Wisconsin School
of Medicine and Public Health
Humane Proteomic Staff
After receiving a BS in Biochemistry from UW-River Falls, Matt spent 16 years working in UV/HPLC and LCMS in drug research and analytical laboratories, as proteomics. Current duties include instrument training and maintenance. Matt likes spending time with his wife and two children, biking, building things out of junk, and what some would say is “noisy music”.
Ivy Chen, 4th Year
Chemical Biology Program
Ivy received her BS degree in mathematic and biology from UW- Madison, and has been working on proteomics research ever since undergrad. She works on cardiac and skeletal troponin complex by both top-down and bottom-up mass spectrometry, and was involved in the development of LC/MS method for myofilament proteins separation and characterization. She enjoys swimming, traveling, and playing music instruments in her free time.
Zachery Gregorich, 4th Year
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Program
Originally from Upper Michigan, Zach actively engages in the research that involes around investigating the underlying molecular mechanism(s) responsible for cardiac dysfunction after myocardial infarction to identify key biological pathways involved in the progression to heart failure that could be therapeuticall targets. When not in the lab, Zach enjoys working out and playing video games.
Deyang (Charles) Yu, 3rd Year
Molecular and Environmental Toxicology Program
Deyang (Charles) graduated from Wuhan University, China, with a B.S in preventive medicine in 2011. He then worked in Tibet as a medical intern before he came here in 2012. He is currently a 3rd-year graduate student in the program of Molecular and Environmental Toxicology. His current project is to investigate the signaling network of AMP-activated protein kinase(AMPK).
Yang Hu, 2nd year MD/PhD student
Wenxuan (Vege) Cai, 1st Year
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Program
Wenxuan (Vege) received her BS in the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. She is interested in the regulation of cardiac funtion and regeneration. From the Shantou City in Southeast China, Vege is a crazy tea lover. She also likes to design and do programming.