Assistant Research Professor
Biochemistry - CAFNR
MU Metabolomics Center
Research at a glance
Area(s) of Expertise
Metabolomics, Biological mass spectrometry, Bioanalytical chemistry, LC-UV-MS-SPE-NMR
My research interests center on metabolomics and its application in biological and biochemical research. Specifically, I am interested in developing mass spectrometry (MS)-based metabolomics protocol and technology, and applying the techniques in profiling changes of metabolism in animals, plants and microbes in response to genetic and/or environmental disturbances.
Metabolomics is the systematic identification and quantification of the cellular metabolites (or small-molecules) using advanced technologies combined with multivariate statistical methods for data interpretation. These advanced technologies include high resolution mass spectrometry coupled to gas chromatograph (GC-MS) or ultrahigh performance liquid chromatograph (UPLC-MS), LC-MS-SPE (solid phase extraction)-NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance).
- Ph.D. Wood Chemistry and Biochemistry, Virginia Tech
- B.S. Forest Products Chemistry, Nanjing Forestry University, Nanjing, China