Dr. Paul Marker

School of Pharmacy

Proteomic and metabolomic biomarkers of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS)


Dr. Brian Baldo

SMPH-Psychiatry and Neuroscience 

Proteomic evaluation of the blood-brain barrier receptor-mediated transportome

Dr. Xin Sun


Amniotic Fluid Activities in the Crosstalk of Preterm Birth and Organ Maturation


Dr. Eric Shusta

Engineering - Chemical Engineering  

Proteomic evaluation of the blood-brain barrier receptor-mediated transportome


Dr. Hrissanthi Ikonomidou


Novel Proteomics Technology to Identify Autism Biomarkers

Dr. Robert Thorne

School of Pharmacy

Intranasal Delivery of Neuropeptides to the Central Nervous System – Novel Interdisciplinary Studies of Brain Targeting and Distribution


Dr. Sam Gelman

Department of Chemistry

Stability analysis of alpha/beta-parathyroid hormone analogue in rat kidney using mass spectrometry quantification and imaging techniques

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Dr. K Craig Kent


Characterization of the secretome of vascular smooth muscle cells in response to SMAD3/ transforming growth factor-beta by comparative and targeted proteomics​

Dr. Xinyu Zhao

SMPH-Neuroscience, Waisman Center

Profiling of neuropeptides during neuronal development


Dr. Vaishali Bakshi

SMPH-Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Trauma-induced plasticity in basolateral amygdala: a peptidomics approach


Dr. Daniel Xudong Shi


Characterization of the secretome of vascular smooth muscle cells in response to SMAD3/ transforming growth factor-beta by comparative and targeted proteomics​


Dr. Su-Chun Zhang

SMPH-Neuroscience, Waisman Center,

Comparative secretome analysis of an ALS cellular model using human embryonic stem cell-derived astrocytes; measurement of serotonin release from hESC-derived astrocytes


Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo

SMPH -Medicine

(Identification and evaluation of biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease using a multi-faceted approach


Dr. Chad Vezina


Mouse model for LUTS

Dr. Jon Odorico




Dr. William Burlingham

SMPH -Surgery

Natural vs. Pathogenic Th17 responses to col Va1, Ka1tubulin and vimentin


Dr. Jean-Michel Ane


MS imaging of metabolites and peptides in plants

Dr. Weiping Tang

School of Pharmacy, Director of Proposed Medicinal Chemistry Center

Design, synthesis and application of novel mass-defect based DiLeu reagents for carbohydrate analysis


Dr. Cynthia Carlson

SMPH — Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology

CSF biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease


Dr. Joel Pederson

Soil Science

Analysis of Prion Degredation

Dr. Will Ricke


Proteomics in prostate cancer


Dr. David Page

SMPH- Biostats and Medical Informatics

Biomarker discovery and validation using omics approaches


Dr. Luigi Puglielli

SMPH-Medicine, Neuroscience

The ER membrane acetylCoA transporter (AT-1) and its impact in disease

Dr. Jiaoyang Jiang

School of Pharmacy

Multiplexed DiLeu-assisted O-linked glycosylated peptide and protein analysis in disease diagnosis


Dr. Mike Sussman

Director of Biotechnology Center, Department of Biochemistry, College of Agriculture and Life Sciences

Provide the leadership and expertise in the development of innovative mass spectrometry-based imaging technologies for mapping metabolites and signaling peptides in plant tissues

Li Collaborators at other Universities

  • Dr. Andrew Christie, Department of Zoology, University of Washington (comparative neuropeptidomics in decapod crustaceans)

  • Dr. Michael Goy, Department of Physiology, School of Medicine, University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill (characterization of crustacean hyperglycemic hormones, crustacean heart and cardiac ganglion physiology)

  • Dr. Eve Marder, Department of Biology, Brandeis University (neuromodulation and peptide physiology)

  • Dr. Karen Mesce, Department of Entomology, University of Minnesota (cardioactive peptides in medicinal leech)

  • Dr. Brian Norris, Department of Biology, California State University (Arg-vasopressin in leech)

  • Dr. Michael Nusbaum, Department of Neuroscience, School of Medicine, University of Pennsylvania (neuronal circuit modulation and regulation by neuropeptides, pyrokinin-related peptides)