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

School of Pharmacy

Dr. Paul Marker


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

SMPH-Psychiatry and Neuroscience 

Dr. Brian Baldo

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


Dr. Xin Sun


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

Engineering - Chemical Engineering  

Dr. Eric Shusta


Novel Proteomics Technology to Identify Autism Biomarkers


Dr. Hrissanthi Ikonomidou

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

School of Pharmacy

Dr. Robert Thorne


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

Department of Chemistry

Dr. Sam Gelman

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


Dr. K Craig Kent

Profiling of neuropeptides during neuronal development

SMPH-Neuroscience, Waisman Center

Dr. Xinyu Zhao


Trauma-induced plasticity in basolateral amygdala: a peptidomics approach

SMPH-Psychiatry and Neuroscience

Dr. Vaishali Bakshi


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


Dr. Daniel Xudong Shi


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

SMPH-Neuroscience, Waisman Center,

Dr. Su-Chun Zhang


SMPH -Medicine

Dr. Ozioma Okonkwo

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



Dr. Chad Vezina

Mouse model for LUTS


SMPH -Surgery

Dr. William Burlingham

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



Dr. Jean-Michel Ane

MS imaging of metabolites and peptides in plants

School of Pharmacy, Director of Proposed Medicinal Chemistry Center

Dr. Weiping Tang

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


CSF biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease

SMPH — Division of Geriatrics & Gerontology

Dr. Cynthia Carlson


Analysis of Prion Degredation

Soil Science

Dr. Joel Pederson


SMPH- Biostats and Medical Informatics

Dr. David Page

Biomarker discovery and validation using omics approaches


SMPH-Medicine, Neuroscience

Dr. Luigi Puglielli

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

School of Pharmacy

Dr. Jiaoyang Jiang

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


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

Dr. Mike Sussman

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)

Li Research Group

 University of Wisconsin Madison

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