Goodlett Lab
David Goodlett
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David Goodlett
Professor, Biochemistry & Microbiology, University of Victoria
Dave is currently Professor of Biochemistry and Microbiology at the University of Victoria where he is also Director of the Genome BC Proteome Centre (https://www.proteincentre.com/). He is also a Mentor for the Chemical Biology group at the University of Gdansk’s International Centre for Cancer Vaccine Science (https://iccvs.ug.edu.pl/). Previously he was a Professor at the University of Maryland in Baltimore, MD (2013-2020). From 2012-2016 he was a Finland Distinguished Professor (FiDiPro) at the University of Turku in Turku, Finland. The research at the University of Turku was focused on discovery of serum protein markers that predict children who will develop type-1 diabetes prior to appearance of autoantibodies as well as cardiovascular disease in young Finns. More details of the FiDiPro projects are available here. From 2013 to 2016 Dave was the Isaac E. Emerson Professor of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Maryland School of Pharmacy and from 2013-2015 he was Director of the UMB School of Pharmacy MS Center. From 2004-2012 he was Professor of Medicinal Chemistry at the University of Washington in Seattle, WA where he was also Director of the School of Pharmacy mass spectrometry facility.

His research includes hypothesis generating, discovery based efforts in protein and lipid A structure-function relationships in infectious organisms, proteomics technology development and informatics. Prior to his nine-year term at the University of Washington, he was Director of the Institute for Systems Biology™ Proteomics laboratory (2000-2003). After postdoctoral work with Richard D. Smith at Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (1991-1993), he spent five years in the pharmaceutical industry and prior to that received his Ph.D. in 1991 with Richard B. van Breemen and Frank B. Armstrong (deceased) at North Carolina State University.

Originally, he was trained as a protein chemist at Auburn University with John Aull, Harlow Daron (deceased) and Frank Bartol. This training in structure-function relationships led to an eventual interest in the same concept for lipid A as it pertains to human health that he has investigated using mass spectrometry. His current efforts are supported by several burgeoning technology projects in mass spectrometry and microfluidics, as well as software development to support structure analysis and –omic pipelines. The discovery based science projects within the laboratory are used to generate hypotheses complementary to those generated by literature review in support of our medical and biological collaborators. In general, we take an indolent driven approach to experimentation that seeks parsimony in data acquisition and interpretation.Additionally, the structure-function relationships of lipid A as it pertains to human health have been investigated by my laboratory using mass spectrometry. All of these efforts are supported by several burgeoning technology projects in mass spectrometry and microfluidics, as well as software development to support structure analysis and –omic pipelines. The discovery based science projects within the laboratory are used to generate hypotheses complementary to those generated by literature review in support of our medical and biological collaborators. In general, we take an indolent driven approach to experimentation that seeks parsimony in data acquisition and interpretation.

phone: 250.721.7242
Ashwini Selva
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Ashwini Selva
Lab Assistant

Helena Petrosova
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Helena Petrosova
Proteomics Senior Scientist
Helena Petrosova has ten years of wet laboratory experience with a focus on molecular biology of bacterial pathogens and proteomic analysis of murine tissues. Helena was born in the Czech Republic, where she obtained her education. Helena’s further research training comprised fellowships at world-renowned research institutions, including Pasteur Institute, University of Toronto, and University of Victoria. Over the course of her training, Helena has been granted competitive PhD and postdoctoral fellowships, and an award for an outstanding PhD thesis entitled: “Comparative and Functional Analysis of Treponema pallidum and Leptospira biflexa genomes; Insights into the Unique Biology of Spirochetes”.

Mert Pekcan
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Mert Pekcan
Visiting Professor
Mert is a visiting scholar from Ankara University Faculty of Veterinary Medicine. His current research in Dr. David Goodlett’s lab is about identifying microbial pathogens in biological specimens at a short turnaround time without the need for cultures with MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The approach he will be using is called the Fast Lipid Analysis Technique (FLAT) and is developed by Professor Goodlett and his collaborators.

Kayleigh Morris
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Kayleigh Morris
Honours thesis student
Kayleigh is in the last year of her undergraduate degree in Microbiology and is completing her honours research project. Her honours project will involve establishing a Matrix - Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization Mass Spectrometry Imaging (MALDI-MSI) platform for studying bacterial infections. Kayleigh has previous experience with histology after completing a Co-op at the Molecular and Cellular Immunology Core at the Deeley Research Centre in Victoria. She is interested in further studying immunology and human diseases after completing her bachelor's degree.

Nasrin Hashemian
Nasrin Hashemian
Visiting Graduate Student
Nasrin is a PhD student of Microbiology in Iran and came to the lab as a visiting student. Her thesis is focused on actinobacteria identification.

Anuj Joshi
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Anuj Joshi
Postdoctoral Fellow
Anuj is a post-doctoral fellow with Professor David R Goodlett and the UVic Proteomics center at the University of Victoria, Canada. His current research focuses on microbial identification using MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. The technique he uses is called Fast Lipid Analysis Technique (FLAT) and this technique is innovative, as it does not require recovery of bacteria by culture, simplifying the diagnosis of bacterial infections. His current work is in collaboration with Professor Robert Ernst at the University of Maryland and Pataigin which is a startup company that develops advanced microbiology tests to identify disease pathogens and determine antimicrobial resistance. His work is funded from Professor Goodlett`s R01 grant titled “MS Diagnostic Bacterial Identification Library” funded by NIH. He finished his PhD under the supervision of Professor Scott McIndoe at the Department of Chemistry, University of Victoria. His PhD research focussed on studying Methylalumoxane by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Methylalumoxane is a widely used co-catalyst in olefin polymerization and despite its use for almost 50 years the structure and exact composition are unknown. His PhD work was partially funded by NOVA Chemicals’ Centre for Applied Research.

Bo Ren
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Bo Ren
PhD Student
Bo graduated with MSc.in Biochemistry at the University of Edinburgh co-supervised by Javier. Bo's project revolved around the structural underpinnings of metabolite antigen presentation in MR-1. His project focussed on understanding how MR-1 could be leveraged for cancer immunotherapy by trying to understand which cancer metabolites in the aberrant metabolome could be presented to the immune system. He has a strong background in structural biology and computational metabolomics, as well as a certain understanding of drug discovery. Through the structural analysis of MR1 and its antigens, he successfully screened out some potential MR1 antigens in cancer cells. Currently, he is working on whole-cell proteomics analysis, and mainly focussed on MHC family and related peptides.

Linda Nartey
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Linda Nartey
PhD Student
Linda graduated with a B.Sc. in Botany from the University of Ghana with her focus on fungal and bacterial contaminants in food and how they can be controlled. After her first degree, she worked at the Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research where she had hands-on experience in diagnostic problems involved in determining the cause, control and drug discovery for Buruli ulcer as well as Schistosomiasis which is a known neglected tropical disease. In 2018, she started her master’s degree in Microbiology at the Zhejiang Sci-Tech University under the supervision of Hu Xiu-fang focusing on the biological control of fungal phytopathogens. Her study reported the potential of Mucor moelleri isolated from the tea plant rhizosphere as a biological control agent on several fungal pathogens including Athelia rolfsii, Fusarium oxysporum, Glomerella cingulata, Colletotrichum gloeosporiodes, and Botrytis cinerea Pers. Her current research is on microbial diagnostics using mass spectrometry imaging and proteomics.

Roseline Tran
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Roseline Tran
Honours thesis student
Roseline is in the last year of her undergraduate degree in Microbiology pursuing an honours research project. Her project is on the detection of foodborne pathogens in leafy greens using Fast Lipid Analysis Technique and estimating the limit of detection with this protocol. She hopes to pursue graduate studies after the completion of her undergraduate degree. Her interests include proteomics and immunology.

Conor maclean
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Conor maclean
Honours thesis student
Conor is a fourth-year biochemistry major at Uvic working on his honours thesis project studying Post-translational modifications of histone proteins in immune cells from cancer patients.

Molly McCormack
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Molly McCormack
Honours thesis student
Molly is in the last year of her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry. Her honours project will involve automating the Fast Lipid Analysis Technique (FLAT) to facilitate microbial diagnostics. Molly has previous experience in analytical chemistry through completing a co-op at an oil sands site in northern Alberta.

Young Ah Goo
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Young Ah Goo
Research Assistant Professor

phone: 410.706.3380
Bao Tran
Bao Tran
Post Doctoral Fellow

phone: 410.706.3536
Scott Heron
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Scott Heron
Research Associate

phone: 410.706.3536
Lucas Monkkonen
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Lucas Monkkonen
Graduate Student

phone: 410.706.3536
Tao Liang
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Tao Liang
Graduate Student

phone: 410.706.3536
Alex Panchaud
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Alex Panchaud
Associate R&D Specialist, Nestléesearch Center

Brendan Ribera
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Brendan Ribera
Unknown
My name is Brendan Ribera. I live in Seattle with my wife and kids, where we are members of Green Lake Presbyterian Church. I create software. I enjoy art, literature, music, startups, theology, hacking, baking, mathematics, open-source software, bicycling, backpacking, et cetera.

Byron Gallis
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Byron Gallis
Research Scientist

Eric Foss
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Eric Foss
Staff Scientist FHCRC

Jace Jones
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Jace Jones
Laborator Research Manager, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences UMB

Jinzhi Chen
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Jinzhi Chen
Takeda Pharmaceuticals (Research Associate)

Jon Chapman
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Jon Chapman
Graduate Student, Medicinal Chemistry

Manhong Wu
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Manhong Wu
Research Associate, Stanford University School of Medicine

Daniel Powell
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Daniel Powell
Student

Sandy Yates
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Sandy Yates
Product Specialist/Small Molecules, Bruker Daltonics

Scott Shaffer
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Scott Shaffer
Univ. of Massachusetts Medical School

Shawna Hengel
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Shawna Hengel
Scientist, Bioanlytical Development Seattle Genetics, Inc.

Ying (Sonia) Ting
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Ying (Sonia) Ting
Graduate Student, Genome Sciences, UW

Sunhee Jung
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Sunhee Jung
Research Scientist III, Seattle Children's Research Institute

Shivangi Awasthi
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Shivangi Awasthi
Graduate Student, Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences

phone: 410.706.3536
Will Fondrie
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Will Fondrie
Postdoctoral Fellow
Will is now a postdoctoral fellow in Bill Noble's lab at the University of Washington Department of Genome Sciences.

Mohsin Kahn
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Mohsin Kahn
Graduate Student

Ben Oyler
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Ben Oyler
Graduate Student, Pharmaceutical Sciences

John Udara Mendis
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John Udara Mendis
Bioengineering Graduate Student

phone: 516.757.5390
David P. A. Kilgour
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David P. A. Kilgour
His Excellency

phone: 410.706.5582
Sung Hwan Yoon
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Sung Hwan Yoon
Postdoctoral Fellow

phone: 410.706.3536
Michael Wilson
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Michael Wilson
IT Analyst

phone: 4107063536
Lisa Leung
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Lisa Leung
Graduate Student

phone: 410.706.3536
Graham Goodlett
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Graham Goodlett
Intern

phone: 410.706.3536
Alex Scherl
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Alex Scherl
Univ. of Geneva Proteomics Core Facility and Biomedical Proteomics Research Group

Brook Nunn
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Brook Nunn
Research Scientist

Catalin Doneanu
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Catalin Doneanu
Sebuir Research Chemist, Waters Corporation

Greg Taylor
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Greg Taylor
Graduate Student, Molecular and Cellular Biology

Jason Shaw
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Jason Shaw
Unknown

Jocelyn Setter
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Jocelyn Setter
Coordinator of MS-based experiments, Seattle Genetics

Lars Mamstroem
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Lars Mamstroem
Institute of Molecular Systems Biology, ETH Zurich

Mimi Nguyen
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Mimi Nguyen
Student

Pragya Singh
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Pragya Singh
Postdoctoral Fellow, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

Scott Edgar
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Scott Edgar
Research Associate

Yi-Hsuan (Shannon) Tsai
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Yi-Hsuan (Shannon) Tsai
Graduate Student, BIological and Biomadeical Sciences, North Caolina

Shuhua Chen
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Shuhua Chen
Graduate Student, Chemistry, Texas A&M

Soyoung Ryu
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Soyoung Ryu
Postdoctoral Fellow, Stanford University

Thao (Jenny) To
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Thao (Jenny) To
Graduate Student, Oral Biology

Yue Huang
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Yue Huang
Graduate Student, Chemistry

Thomas Schneider
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Thomas Schneider
Research Associate
University of Washington,
Department of Chemistry

Saddef Haq
Saddef Haq
Graduate Student

Alison Scott
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Alison Scott
Postdoctoral Fellow

Kevin Gill
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Kevin Gill
Research Volunteer
Kevin graduated with a Bachelors of Science in Computer Science in 2016 from the University of Victoria. He then went on to work as a Senior Software Developer in the music, hotel, rail transit, and higher education industries. He has experience working for startups, mid-sized companies, and enterprise organizations. He then switched career paths to start his MD in 2020 at the University of British Columbia’s Southern Medical Program in Kelowna.

Anne M. Oyan
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Anne M. Oyan
Visiting Scholar, University of Bergen

Karl-Henning Kalland
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Karl-Henning Kalland
Visiting Professor, University of Bergen

Adelina Ascosta Martin
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Adelina Ascosta Martin
Visiting Scientist

Dasongh Hua
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Dasongh Hua
Visiting Scientist

Jie Liu
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Jie Liu
Visiting Scientist

Laura Collantes de Teran
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Laura Collantes de Teran
Visiting Scientist

Bob Hommersom
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Bob Hommersom
Graduate Student, Chemistry - AMOLF

Chan Chun(Eric) Yong
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Chan Chun(Eric) Yong
Visiting Scholar, Associate Professor, Department of Pharmacy, University of Singapore

Yu-Chieh (Philip) Kao
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Yu-Chieh (Philip) Kao
Visting Scientist

Christophe Masselon
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Christophe Masselon
Visiting Scientist

Ivanka Karadzic
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Ivanka Karadzic
Visiting Scientist

Jie (Jessie) Xing
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Jie (Jessie) Xing
Visiting Scientist

Xuenfeng Fung
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Xuenfeng Fung
Visiting Scientist

Tanzila Rehman
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Tanzila Rehman
Lecturer
The Women University Multan,
Department of Chemistry,
Pakistan

phone: 92.332.061.6379
Antonio Bedalov
Antonio Bedalov
Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center

Pat Langridge-Smith
Pat Langridge-Smith
University of Edinburgh

Robert K. Ernst
Robert K. Ernst
University of Maryland Dental School

phone: 410.706.2263
Victor Ng
Victor Ng
Institute of Biotechnology and Institute of Bioinformatics, National Yang Ming University