2022: UW-Madison School of Pharmacy as undergraduate researcher
I optimize the mass spectrometry (MS) methods to maximize the detection rate of crustacean hemolymph neuropeptides. I apply mathematics in MS data analysis. I will be studying single-cell transcriptomics with the innovative technology Multiplexed Error Robust Fluorescence in-situ Hybridization (MERFISH), which will largely rely on my mathematical background.
I graduate in three years from 2019 – 2022 with double majors in mathematics and biochemistry. I have been admitted to a Neuroscience PhD program in University of Illinois-Champaign and will pre-start my PhD work starting from May 30th, 2022 in Department of Chemistry. I was granted UW-Madison undergraduate scholarship for Summer study in 2019 and Mary Shine Peterson Undergraduate Award in 2022. I will attend the American Society of Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) conference from June 5th – 9th held in Minneapolis to present my current studies on crustacean neuropeptides. I worked for Dr. Chad Rienstra in Department of Biochemistry from Sep, 2020 to May, 2021, and worked for Dr. Lingjun Li in School of Pharmacy from Sep, 2021 to May 2022. I have one paper submitted with my Dr. Li’s PhD students Jericha Mills, and will be one of the lead author for my current crustacean neuropeptide studies with my mentor Wenxin Wu (the paper is in-editing).