School of Pharmacy UNIVERSITY OF WISCONSIN - MADISON Li Lab News Follow us on Facebook to get up-to-date news News by Date 2018 Jan| Feb| 2017 Feb | Mar| Apr | May | Jun | July | Aug | Oct | Nov | Dec 2016 Dec | Sep | Aug | 2018 Feb The National Institutes of Health has awarded Li a R01 grant for her research in Alzheimer’s disease biomarker discovery. The major goals of Li’s project are to develop a multi-disciplinary approach to enable identification of biomarkers in Alzheimer’s disease in cerebrospinal fluids collected from patient cohorts at different stages of the disease that offer improved sensitivity and specificity for diagnosis and predict dementia onset and progression. Relative Quantitation of Neuropeptides at Multiple Developmental Stages of the American Lobster Using N,NDimethyl Leucine Isobaric Tandem Mass Tags, is now available on the ACS Chemical Neuroscience website： https://pubs.acs.org/articlesonrequest/AOR-TUBUhH2vJQkX4EqnWpWI 2018 Jan Article A High Resolution Atmospheric Pressure Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization-Quadrupole-Orbitrap MS Platform Enables In Situ Analysis of Biomolecules by Multi-Mode Ionization and Acquisition is not online https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0003267018300205 2017 Dec Li Lab 2017 Christmas group party took place in Ichiban restaurant! Congratulations to Pingli for passing her ORP and becoming a Ph.D. dissertator! 2017 Nov Congratulations to Zhengwei (Tony) and Matt on their publication in Current Opinion in Chemical Biology! Get it here: Recent advances in ion mobility–mass spectrometry for improved structural characterization of glycans and glycoconjugates Article Published on MCP, good job all! Quantitative Mass Spectrometry Reveals Food Intake-Induced Neuropeptide Level Changes in Rat Brain: Functional Assessment of Selected Neuropeptides as Feeding Regulators 2017 Oct Li Lab Pharmaceutical Sciences PhD student Jillian (Jill) Johnson has been awarded the 2017 William J. Tillman Teaching Award, in recognition of her outstanding work in the Fall 2016 course Pharmacy 800, Scientific Integrity & the Responsible Conduct of Research. Congratulations Jill! Congratulations on Yu Feng winning graduate student travel award! 2017 Aug Congratulations to Yu Feng for passing his prelim exam and being a Ph.D. dissertator! Li Lab has received R01 grant from NIH to continue innovative research in application of mass spectrometry-based technology and strategies to understand the roles of signaling peptides in feeding behavior: https://pharmacy.wisc.edu/r01-renewal-allows-li-to-continue-innovative-research-in-food-intake/. Congratulations to Qing, Matt and Yang on their publication in Analytical Chemistry! http://pubs.acs.org/doi/10.1021/acs.analchem.7b01926 Li Lab has received multi-year funding support from NSF to further study neuropeptides involved in environmental stress via multifaceted mass spectrometry approaches. The research will contribute to a better understanding toward neuroendocrine regulation mechanism in response to external/internal stimuli. https://pharmacy.wisc.edu/nsf-grant-furthers-neuroscience-…/ 2017 July Welcome REU undergraduate student Yijia Wang from USTC and Richard Shipman from UW-Stout joining Li Lab to perform research this summer! Welcome our new postdoc Dr. Junfeng Huang joining Li Lab! 2017 Jun The Li lab spent a busy week at the 2017 ASMS Annual Conference in Indianapolis last week. Our lab gave 22 presentations and had a great time catching up with some of the Li Lab alumni and also learning about the latest and greatest in the field. 2017 May Congratulations to Ling Hao on successfully passing her PhD thesis defense! Congratulations Dr. Hao! Congratulations to undergraduate assistant Mengzhou (Clara) Hu (mentored by Kellen, Sheila and Amanda) on winning the presentation award during the Chemistry Undergraduate Poster Symposium! Other undergraduate assistants Kylie Helfenbein (mentored by Kellen, Sheila and Amanda) and Catherine Pearce (mentored by Jill) also did a great job presenting their work! 2017 Apr Congratulations to Yusi Cui on receiving University Housing’s Honored Instructor Award! Congratulations to Qinjingwen Cao on receiving WARF Discovery Challenge Research Symposium peer choice award! Congratulations to Qing Yu on successfully passing his PhD thesis defense! Congratulations Dr. Yu! 2017 Mar Congratulations to Bingming Chen on successfully passing her PhD thesis defense! Congratulations Dr. Chen! Congratulations to Zichuan Tian on successfully passing his Thesis Background Oral exam! Congratulations to Pingli Wei on successfully passing her Thesis Background Oral exam! Congratulations to Kellen Delaney on passing her Thesis Background Oral exam! 2017 Feb Congratulations to Caitlin Keller on passing her RP and becoming a PhD dissertator! 2016 Dec Li lab 2016 Christmas Party! Congratulations to Shan Jiang on passing her thesis defense and becoming a PhD! Congratulations Dr. Jiang! Congratulations to Chuanzi Ouyang on passing her thesis defense and becoming a PhD! Congratulations Dr. Ouyang! Congratulations to Sam Thomas on passing his Prelim B and becoming a PhD dissertator! Congratulations to Yang Liu on passing her RP and becoming a PhD dissertator! Congratulations to Qinjingwen Cao on passing her RP and becoming a PhD dissertator! Congratulations to Xiaofang Zhong on passing her prelim exam and becoming a PhD dissertator! Congratulations to Yatao Shi on passing his prelim exam and becoming a PhD dissertator! 2016 Sep Reception & Recognition Ceremony Sep 23@ Annual School of Pharmacy Graduate Student Reception & Recognition Ceremony. Yatao Shi and Xiaofang Zhong received the Donald Witiak Graduate Student Travel Awards! Jill Johnson and Fengfei Ma received the Drug   Action Graduate Student Travel Awards! Fengfei was also recognized with a surprise Teaching Assistant Award. Congratulations! 2016 Aug Jill’s Prelim Exam Aug 31 Congratulations to Jill Johnson on successful passing her prelim exam and becoming a PhD dissertator! Student Visit Lab Aug 29 Mostafa Khan, a graduate student in Professor Renã Robinson’s lab at the University of Pittsburgh spent two days in our lab to learn about DiLeu tag synthesis with Dustin! Caitlin Awarding Fellowship Aug 27 Congratulations to Caitlin Keller on being awarded the UW Biotech Center Morgridge Fellowship! Xueqin’s Prelim Exam Aug 24 Congratulations to Xueqin Pang on passing her prelim exam and becoming a PhD dissertator! Pingli’s Wedding Aug 13 Congratulations to Pingli and Jason on their wedding! May their life together be fulfilled with happiness and publications!