[PAST EVENT] Molecular Signatures of Human Diseases via Mass Spectrometry Dr. Ling Hao, George Washington Univ.

October 29, 2021
3pm - 4pm
Integrated Science Center (ISC), 1127 & Virtual too!
540 Landrum Dr
Williamsburg, VA 23185Map this location
Dr Hao's picture with scientific equipment and title of seminar

Quantitative analysis of biomolecules offers a wealth of clues to understand biological and disease processes. Mass spectrometry (MS) has become a central technology to study biomolecules such as proteins, peptides, and small molecule metabolites. Advances of MS technologies in the recent decades enabled the high-throughput, sensitive, and accurate identification and quantification of thousands of molecules in a single MS injection, with wide applications to biomarker discoveries in human diseases. The research in the Hao Lab focuses on developing bioanalytical methods using MS platforms and applying the combination of analytical chemistry, bioinformatics, and cell biology approaches to study human diseases. Here, I will demonstrate how we developed MS-based proteomic and metabolomic techniques to discover the molecular signatures of human diseases, particularly, neurodegenerative diseases. 

Dr. Ling Hao is an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the George Washington University in Washington, D.C. She received her PhD degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison followed by a postdoctoral fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) before joining the GW in 2019. She has co-authored 26 publications and served as a reviewer for 15 research journals and a guest editor for the Journal of Visualized Experiments. She received the ORAU Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award, GW University Facilitating Fund, and an NIH R01 grant to support her research in developing mass spectrometry-based strategies to study the molecular mechanisms in neurodegenerative diseases. Most recently, she was named as Five of the Future Alumni Rising Stars by UW-Madison School of Pharmacy Magazine and was selected as an Emerging Investigator by the Journal of American Society for Mass Spectrometry. 

This session is virtual. Zoom link is here and passcode is 803208.