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Quantitative Proteomics and Metabolomics Center
Lab Alumni: Former lab members who were resident in the Quantitative Proteomics and Metabolomics Center (QPMC)



People in the Quantitative Proteomics and Metabolomics Center
Current Members



Lewis M. Brown, Ph.D. (University of Toronto in Plant Biochemistry/Biophysics)
Position: Center Director
Lewis Brown is responsible for scientific leadership, mentoring staff, interacting with collaborators, planning and implementing research projects, developing grant proposals and publications, and all other aspects of the center operation.

Emily G. Werth, Ph.D. (University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in Analytical Chemistry)
Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Dr. Werth brings expertise in phosphorylation analysis and other areas of quantitative proteomics. She leads the effort in that area with applications to ferroptosis and other biological processes in cells and tissues, and also participates in a variety of projects in basic science, clinical, and translational research

Fereshteh Zandkarimi, Ph.D. (Oregon State University in Analytical Chemistry)
Position: Postdoctoral Research Scientist (Brent Stockwell lab member resident in Center)
Dr. Zandkarimi brings expertise in mass spectrometry for lipidomics and metabolomics. She leads efforts with application to ferroptosis and other biological processes in cells and tissues. Dr. Zandkarimi collaborates on a variety of projects in basic science, and is co-author of one publication in the refereed scientific literature arising out of her work at QPMC so far.

Chuannng Tang, Ph.D. (Beijing Normal University in Cell Biology/Proteomics and Bioinformatics)
Position: Visiting Scientist (volunteer)
Dr. Tang brings expertise in bioinformatics, proteomics and genomics and computational biology. Her efforts have enhanced data analysis in metabolomics and proteomics and contributed to efforts in data interpretation in many important projects. She is also a trainee mass spectrometry.

Shahar Goeta, B.S. (Yeshiva University, NY in Chemistry)
Position: Staff Associate
Mr. Goeta brings expertise in chemistry to sample preparation for proteomics and metabolomics. He has a leading role in gas chromatography/mass spectrometry for metabolomics in operation, maintenance and data analysis. Mr. Goeta is intensively involved in processing proteomics data and helps maintain mass spectrometers. He is co-author of two publications in the refereed scientific literature arising out of his work at QPMC.

Hemanth Akkiraju, Ph.D. (University of Delaware in Biological Sciences)                                                                                                                                        
Position in QPMC while at Columbia: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Current Position: Scientist, In vitro Biology at WuXi AppTec
Dr. Akkiraju came to us with training in cell/molecular biology and cell signal pathway analysis. While at the QPMC, he trained in mass spectrometry and quantitative proteomics. He participated in research projects in quantitative proteomics, structural biology and phophoproteomics.  Dr. Akkiraju was co-author of three publications in the refereed scientific literature arising out of his work at QPMC.

Shujuan Tao McDonald, Ph.D. (University of Georgia in Analytical Chemistry)
Position in QPMC while at Columbia: Postdoctoral Research Scientist
Current Position: Senior Scientist, Pfizer Vaccine Research and Development
Dr. Tao is an accomplished mass spectrometrist and played an important role in performing mass spectrometry, sample preparation, data analysis, interpretation in support of quantitative proteomics using nanoflow LC/MS/MS systems. She contributed to many important projects in the lab.
      
David Chen, B.S. (Stony Brook University in Biochemistry, summa cum laude)
Position in QPMC while at Columbia: Research Staff Assistant
Current Position: Medical Student, Stony Brook University
Mr. Chen worked in sample preparation for mass spectrometry in support of proteomics and metabolomics. He operated gas/chromatography/mass spectrometry and MALDi-TOF systems in support of our research in metabolomics and proteomics. Mr. Chen was intensively involved with processing of mass spectrometry data for proteomics and metabolomics, and supported our graduate course in proteomics.

Ryan Colligan, B.A. (Western Connecticut State University in Chemistry, cum laude) (D.O. in Osteopathy, Touro College of Osteopathic Medicine)
Position in QPMC while at Columbia: Research Staff Assistant
Current Position: Resident Physician, Eastern Connecticut Health Network
Dr. Colligan came to us after finishing his undergraduate degree in chemistry. He prepared samples for mass spectrometry and operated the MALDI-TOF mass spectrometer. Dr. Colligan was intensively involved with processing of mass spectrometry data for proteomics, and supported our graduate course in proteomics.  Dr. Colligan was co-author of four publications in the refereed scientific literature arising out of his work at QPMC.