Ge Group 2015

Principal Investigator
Ying Ge, PhD

 

 


Professor, Department of Cell and Regenerative Biology
Professor, Department of Chemistry
Director of Mass Spectrometry
Human Proteomics Program
School of Medicine and Public Health
University of Wisconsin-Madison

Ph.D. 2002, Cornell University
B.S. 1997, Peking (Beijing) University, China
Biographical Sketch

Staff Scientist

Software Developers

Yanlong Zhu, PhD

Yanlong

Yanlong received his BS from University of Science and Technology of China. He came to Wayne State University to pursue his Ph.D. in Analytical Chemistry, focusing on IRMPD action spectroscopy, computational chemistry and instrumentation. He joined the Ge group in 2018 and is focusing on top-down proteomics including both method development of multi-dimensional liquid chromatography strategies and instrumentation to implement new tandem mass spectrometry on the ultra-high-resolution mass spectrometer. He likes hiking and watching movies.

Email: yzhu353@wisc.edu

Kent Wenger

Kent

Kent received his B.S. in computer sciences from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 1990. Kent joined the lab in September 2018, and is working on the development of the MASH Explorer software, with plans to also work on metabolomics software in the future. He grew up in Green Bay, and has called Madison home for three decades. In his free time, Kent enjoys cycling and international travel (preferably combined); model railroading; long walks with his wife, Sue; and playing with his miniature schnauzer, Theo.

Email: rkwenger@wisc.edu

Graduate Students/Post-docs

Kyle Brown, Post-doc
Chemistry Program

Kyle

Kyle received his BS in Chemistry and BA in mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. He moved to Madison in 2015 enrolling in the Chemistry PhD program with an interest in characterizing membrane proteins. His hobbies include playing soccer, basketball, guitar, reading, and brewing beer!  

Email: kbrown33@wisc.edu

Melissa Pergande, Ph.D.

Melissa Pergande

Melissa received her BS and MS from the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. She earned her Ph.D. in Chemistry from the University of Illinois at Chicago, where she focused on characterizing protein and lipid alterations in a mouse model of Niemann-Pick, type C. She joined the Ge group in 2022 and is focusing on multiomic analyses. She was born and raised in Wisconsin and loves cooking, nature and animals, especially dogs.

Email: mpergande@wisc.edu

Boris Krichel, Ph.D.

Boris Krichel

Boris received his BS in Biotechnology from University of Applied Sciences in Jena, Germany, and MS in Pharmaceutical Biotechnology from the University of Applied Sciences in Hamburg, Germany. In 2014 he joined Charlotte Uetrecht’s lab at the Leibniz Institute of Virology in Hamburg. He graduated as Dr.rer.nat. in 2019 about his work in structural biology, native mass spectrometry and biochemistry of viral enzymes. In 2021 Boris received the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellowship and joined the Ying Ge’s lab in order to study the microheterogeneity of human kinases with native top-down mass spectrometry. Above all, Boris is a family man, enjoys cooking, and coaching the good ol’ European football.

Email:krichel@wisc.edu

Zhan Gao, Ph.D.

Zhan Gao

Zhan received his BS from Beijing University of Chemical Technology. He moved to Zhejiang University where he received his Ph.D. in analytical chemistry, focusing on the use of mass spectrometry to identify glycan isomers. In 2022, he joined Ge group and currently focuses on high sensitivity single cell proteomics. He enjoys spending time with friends, watching movies, and going to the gym.

Email: zgao269@wisc.edu

David Roberts, 5th Year
Chemistry Program

David

David received his B.S. in chemistry and B.S. in mathematics from the University of California San Diego. David joined the Chemistry Ph.D. program in Fall 2017 as a materials chemistry student. His research interest is in the integration and application of nanomaterials to biological systems: interfacing the fields of chemistry, biology, and materials science. He enjoys coffee, soccer, and playing video games.

Email: dsroberts@wisc.edu

Elizabeth Bayne, 4th Year
Chemistry Program

Betsy

Elizabeth earned a BA in Chemistry from Smith College in 2014 and worked in late-stage drug development at Pfizer for four years. She joined the Chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of Wisconsin - Madison in 2018 in the analytical path. She is pioneering the use of integrated multi-omics in the Ge lab to study human pluripotent stem cell cardiomyocyte (hPSC-CM) maturation. She is a big fan of coffee, loves art and museums, and always carries a book.

Email: ebayne@wisc.edu

Eli Larson, 4th Year
Chemistry Program

Eli

Eli received his B.A. in chemistry at Gustavus Adolphus College in 2018. He is interested in biotherapeutic characterization and developing new strategies for intact protein separations using online multidimensional liquid chromatography. He enjoys cycling, woodworking, and Nordic skiing.

Email: ejlarson2@wisc.edu

Jake Melby, 4th Year
Chemistry Program

Jake

Jake received his B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Pittsburgh and then joined the Chemistry PhD program in Fall 2018 as an analytical chemistry student. He is currently interested in developing novel techniques to enable high sensitivity top-down proteomics. His hobbies include biking, reading, rooting for Pittsburgh sports teams and hanging out with friends.

Email: jake.melby@wisc.edu

Benjamin Wancewicz, 4th Year
Cellular and Molecular Pathology Program

Ben

Ben received his BS in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from the University of California, Davis. He is interested in using mass spectrometry to link the metabolic disorder in diabetes with the associated contractile dysfunction. He enjoys playing board games, going for a bike ride, and baking.

Email: wancewicz@wisc.edu

Emily Reasoner, 3rd Year
Chemistry Program

Emily

Emily received her BA in Chemistry from Luther College. She joined the Chemistry PhD program at the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2019 as a materials chemistry student. She is interested in novel applications of nanomaterials in biological systems, bridging analytical chemistry, materials science, and chemical biology. In her spare time, she likes to spend time with friends, her dogs, and listening to music.

Email: ereasoner@wisc.edu

Timothy Aballo, 3rd Year
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Jake

Tim received his BS in biological sciences and pharmaceutical sciences from the University of Rhode Island in 2016. His research interests focus on analyzing changes in the sarcomeric protein landscape in developing mice to elucidate mechanisms for endogenous heart regeneration. Outside of lab, he enjoys hiking, cooking and creating good memories with friends.

Email: aballo@wisc.edu

Kalina Reese, 2nd Year
Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology

Kalina

Kalina (Kali) received her B.S. in biochemistry and B.A. in vocal performance from Calvin University in 2020. She is part of the Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Ph.D. track at U.W. Madison. Kalina's research interests include the holistic integration of molecular biology, biochemistry, physiology, and proteomics to understand human cardiac disease. Outside of the lab, Kali enjoys cooking, singing, running, biking, petting dogs, and quoting the Office with her fiancé.

Email: kjreese@wisc.edu

Emily Chapman, 2nd Year
Chemistry Program

EmilyC

Emily received her BS in Chemistry from Augsburg University in 2020. She joined the Chemistry PhD program in Fall 2020 as an analytical chemistry student. She is currently interested in translational research and using top-down proteomics to develop better cardiac troponin assays. She enjoys soccer, cooking, and reading.

Email: eachapman2@wisc.edu

Kevin Buck, 2nd Year
Chemistry Program

KB

Kevin received his B.S. in chemistry from Vanderbilt University in 2020. He is part of the Chemistry Ph.D. track at U.W. Madison. Kevin is interested in extracellular proteomics and trapped ion mobility technology development. In his free time, Kevin enjoys cooking, making crossword puzzles, and biking.

Email: kmbuck2@wisc.edu

Jãán Andrews, 1st Year
Chemistry Program

Jãán Andrews

Jãán received his BS in Chemistry from Georgia Southern University in 2016. He worked in sales and later as a staff chemist for many years before moving to Madison in 2021. He is interested in the development of nanoparticles and their use in top-down proteomics for biomedical applications. His interests includes MMA, basketball, philosophy, and chess.

Email: jandrews5@wisc.edu

Holden Rogers, 1st Year
Chemistry Program

Holden Rodgers

Holden received his B.S. in Biochemistry and B.A. in Mathematics from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill in 2021. He joined the Chemistry PhD program in Fall of 2021 as part of the Analytical path. He is currently interested in examining ischemic cardiomyopathy using top-down proteomics. His hobbies include playing golf and watching ice hockey.

Email: htrogers@wisc.edu

Medical Students

Scott Price

Scott Price

Scott earned his B.S. in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Wisconsin – Oshkosh in May of 2021. He then joined the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health M.D. program in the fall of 2021. He is working on the lab’s cardiac troponin assay along with other various clinical projects. In his free time, he enjoys running, weight lifting, and all kinds of sports.

Email: sjprice2@wisc.edu

Undergraduate Students

Bridget Knight, Senior

Bridget Knight

Bridget is a senior undergraduate studying Chemistry and Economics at UW-Madison. She is interested in the analysis of ADCs for use in the medicinal field, and is working with Eli to further characterization of antibodies. In her free time she enjoys hiking, traveling, spending time with friends, and taking naps.

Diana Garcia, Junior

Diana_G

Diana is a 3rd-year undergraduate student studying Human Development and Family Studies on a pre-med track at UW- Madison. In the lab, she works with Emily R. in the Nanoproteomics group. Outside of the lab, she enjoys running, hiking, trying new coffee shops in Madison, and spending time with family and friends.

Zhuoxin Shi, Junior

Daniel

Zhuoxin is a 3rd-year undergraduate student majoring in Biochemistry and Statistics at UW-Madison. She is very interested in medicine and the applications of statistical methods in biomedical research. In her free time, she likes singing, jogging, and watching movies.

Lauren Ehlers, Sophomore

Lauren

Lauren is a 2nd year undergrad majoring in Chemistry at UW-Madison. She is very interested in medicine and using top-down proteomics to understand cardiovascular disease. Outside of doing schoolwork, she enjoys playing and watching volleyball, working out, hanging out with friends, and working as a CNA.

Brad Li, Sophomore

Brad

Brad is a 2nd-year undergraduate student studying Biochemistry, Spanish and Honors Biology (Biocore). In the lab, he works heavily with David on membrane receptor proteomics. Outside of the lab, he enjoys playing soccer, practicing the saxophone, cooking various dishes, lifting heavy weights, and spending time with friends.

Kylie Plouff, Sophomore

Kylie Plouff

Kylie is a 2nd year undergraduate student studying chemistry, mathematics and Asian American studies. She is currently working with Melissa in the metabolomics/multi-omics group. In her free time, she enjoys baking, cooking, embroidering, playing piano and spending time with friends.

Honorary member

Andrew Alpert, PhD

Andrew

Former members

  • Tim Tiambeng, PhD
    Currently an Associate Scientist at Regeneron
  • Samantha Knott, PhD
    Currently a Lecturer at University of Wisconsin-Madison
  • Trisha Tucholski, PhD
    Currently in Aleksandra Nita-Lazar's Group at NIH
  • Abe Wu, PhD
    Currently Scientist at Regeneron
  • Austin Carr
    Currently in Lloyd Smith's Group in Chemistry Program at UW-Madison
  • Stanford Mitchell
    Currently Molecular and Cellular Pharmacology Program at UW-Madison
  • Bifan Chen, PhD
    Currently Scientist at Genentech Inc.
  • Yutong Jin, PhD
    Currently Scientist II at Biogen Inc.
  • Wenxuan Cai, PhD
    Currently PharmD candidate, Class of 2022, University of Wisconsin School of Pharmacy
  • Yu Liang, PhD
    Currently Associate Professor in Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Ziqing Lin, PhD
    Research Investigator II at Bristol-Myers Squibb.
  • Zachery Gregorich, PhD
    Currently Postdoctoral Associate at Dr. Timothy Kamp Laboratory
  • Ya Liu, MD
    Currently Associate Professor, College of Pharmacy, Third Military Medical University
  • Ruixiang Sun, PhD
    Currently Associate Professor, Institute of Computing Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  • Fang Guo, MD
    Currently Deputy Chief of Cardiology at Shandong Provincial Hospital
  • Weiming Li, PhD
    Currently Senior Engineer at Fudan University
  • Beini Lyu, MD
    Currently Graduate Student at Epidemiology Program.
  • Yiwen Gu, MS
    Currently enrolling at the Boston Univeristy Computer Science MS program.
  • Tania Guardado, PhD
    Currently Senior Lab Safety Specialist in University of Southern California.
  • Liming Wei, PhD
    Currently Senior Engineer in Fudan University.
  • Leekyoung Hwang, PhD
    Currently Scientist in Mirus Bio LLC.
  • Ying (Lynn) Peng, PhD
    Currently Associate Research Scientist in PPD, Inc.
  • Xin (Jack) Chen, PhD.
    Currently Scientist in Catalent, Inc.
  • Ying-Hua (Edith) Chang, PhD
    Currently Senior Scientist in PPD, Inc.
  • Edith Chang, PhDCurrently Senior Scientist in PPD, Inc.
  • Santosh Valeja, PhD
    Senior Scientist in Analytical Development group at SSCI-A division of Aptuit.
  • Wei Guo, PhD
    Currently Assistant Professor, Muscle Biology,
    Department of Animal Sciences, University of Wyoming, http://www.uwyo.edu/anisci/faculty-and-staff/wei-guo.html
  • Serife Ayaz Guner, PhD
    Currently Assistant Professor,
    Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics, Abdullah Gul University
  • Jiang Zhang, PhD
    Currently Scientist at Genzyme Corporation
  • Han Zhang, PhD
    Currently Scientist at Vertex Pharmaceuticals
  • Xintong Dong, PhD
    Currently Post-doc Associate at Johns Hopkins University
  • Nathan Klapoetke, PhD
    Currently Post-doc Associate at HHMI Janelia Campus
  • Moltu Guy, MD
    Currently Anesthesiologist with ASMG, San Diego, California
  • Jiang Zhang, PhD
    Currently Post-doc at Northewestern Univerisry
  • Fangmin Xu, PhD
    Currently a Scientist at Novartis
  • Han Zhang, PhD
    Currently a Scientist at Vortex Pharmaceuticals
  • Yi-chen (Ivy) Chen, PhD
    Currently Research Associate in Genentech Inc.
  • Fangmin Xu, MS
    Currently Scientist at Novatis
  • Lisa Xu
    Currently working at the Human Proteomics Program facility
  • Huseyin Guner, MS
  • David Moreno, M.S.
    Scientist at Sigma Aldrich
  • William Swain, M.D.
    Residency at Mayo Clinic


  • Chance Lee Wilkinson-Johnson, BS
  • Morgan Gugger, BS
  • Anna Janecik
  • Andreas Kyrvasilis, BS
  • Kristen Andrea Cruz Apolinario, BS
  • Harini Josyer, BS
  • Christian Eken, BS
  • Lucas Wessman, BS
  • Paige Pistono, BS
    Currently Graduate Student at University of California, Berkeley.
  • Molly Wetzel, BS
    Currently Research Intern at Evans' lab, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Hannah Karp, BS
    Currently Graduate Student at University of California, Berkeley.
  • Sudharshanan Govindaraj Ramanathan, BS
    Currently Engineer at Qualcomm
  • Yiran Yan, BS
    Currently student at School of Nursing, University of Wisconsin, Madison
  • Cyrus Colah, BS
    Currently a MD student at the University of Iowa
  • Kunal Dani, BS
  • William Ochowicz, BS
  • Zachery Hites, BS
  • Rachel Heuer, BS
  • Justin Doop, BS
  • Christopher Tatsuguchi, BS
  • Ryan Lee, BS
  • Yina Cai, BS
  • Catherine Tuanqui, BS
  • Bradley Bartel, BS
  • Patrick Close, BS
    Currently a freelance software developer
  • Deyang (Charles) Yu, BS
  • Laura Clinton, BS
  • Karin Lea Rasmussen, BS
  • Haoyue (Ray) Zhu, BS
    Currently PhD student at Penn State University
  • Yang Hu, BS
  • Ryan Nie, BS
    Currently a programmer at Liberty Mutual
  • Daniel Ziebell, BS
    Currently MD student at UW-Madison
  • Corey Nelson, BS
    Currently PhD student at Columbia University
  • Lin Li, BS
    Currently Engineer at Kraft Food Group
  • Matthew Lawrence, BS
    Currently Scientist at Covance
  • Albert Chen, BS
    Currently Commercial Lending Analyst in Wells Fargo
  • Rachel Heuer, BS
  • Daniel Kim, B.S.
  • Harini Josyer, B.S.