I came to Madison wanting to study bioanalytical chemistry. After meeting Dr. Li, I realized our research interests were similar and her mentoring style seemed like a good fit for me. I like that the group has diverse projects and is developing relevant mass spectrometry methods to study a variety of biological problems.
I am developing mass spectrometry methods to study crustacean neuropeptides in relation to environmental stress. Specifically, I am interested in the signaling pathways involved in the response to hypoxia and heavy metal toxicity, and using novel isobaric labels (DiLeu) for multiplexed quantitation.