Dr. Lingjun Li

Lingjun received her BE degree in Environmental Analytical Chemistry from Beijing Polytechnic University and a PhD degree in Analytical Chemistry/Biomolecular Chemistry from University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. She did three-way postdoctoral research at the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory, Brandeis University, and University of Illinois before joining the School of Pharmacy faculty in 2002. She currently holds joint appointments in the School of Pharmacy and Department of Chemistry at UW-Madison, as well as being named Charles Melbourne Johnson Distinguished Chair and Vilas Distinguished Achievement Professor.

Welcome to our newest members!! We are pleased to introduce Zexin Zhu (Left) from Pharmaceutical Sciences as well as Olga Riusech and Maixee Yang from the Analytical Chemistry path! We are so excited and lucky to have them!

Complementary neuropeptide detection in crustacean brain by mass spectrometry imaging using formalin and alternative aqueous tissue washes

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry

Neuropeptides are low abundance signaling molecules that modulate almost every physiological process, and dysregulation of neuropeptides is implicated in disease pathology. Mass spectrometry (MS) imaging is becoming increasingly useful for studying neuropeptides as new sample preparation methods for improving neuropeptide detection are developed. In particular, proper tissue washes prior to MS imaging have shown to be quick and effective strategies for increasing the number of detectable neuropeptides. Treating tissues with solvents could result in either gain or loss of detection of analytes, and characterization of these wash effects...


Mass Spectrometry Reviews

Research in the field of neurobiology and neurochemistry has seen a rapid expansion in the last several years due to advances in technologies and instrumentation, facilitating the detection of biomolecules critical to the complex signaling of neurons. Part of this growth has been due to the development and implementation of high‐resolution Fourier transform (FT) mass spectrometry (MS), as is offered by FT ion cyclotron resonance (FTICR) and Orbitrap mass analyzers, which improves the accuracy of measurements and helps resolve the complex biological mixtures often analyzed in the...

Integrated Label-Free and 10-Plex DiLeu Isobaric Tag Quantitative Methods for Profiling Changes in the Mouse Hypothalamic Neuropeptidome and Proteome: Assessment of the Impact of the Gut Microbiome

Analytical Chemistry

Gut microbiota can regulate host physiological and pathological status through gut–brain communications or pathways. However, the impact of the gut microbiome on neuropeptides and proteins involved in regulating brain functions and behaviors is still not clearly understood. To address the problem, integrated label-free and 10-plex DiLeu isobaric tag-based quantitative methods were implemented to compare the profiling of neuropeptides and proteins in the hypothalamus of germ-free (GF)- vs conventionally raised (ConvR)-mice. A total of 2943 endogenous peptides from 63 neuropeptide precursors and...

On-tissue derivatization with Girard’s reagent P enhances N-glycan signals for formalin-fixed paraffin-embedded tissue sections in MALDI mass spectrometry imaging

Analytical Chemistry

Neuropeptidomic Profiling and Localization in the Crustacean Cardiac Ganglion Using Mass Spectrometry Imaging with Multiple Platforms

Journal of the American  Society of Mass Spectrometry

Urinary Amine Metabolomics Characterization with Custom 12-plex Isobaric DiLeu Labeling

Journal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry

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