Sweedler Group Alumni
and Previous Associates

Research Scientist:
Richard M. Milberg, Ph.D. (retired in 2006)

Visiting Scholars:
Meng Qi, Shanghai University of Traditional Chinese Medicine, 2016–2018

Juan Zhang, Ph.D., Wuhan University, China, 2016–2017

Sohee Yoon, Ph.D., Korea Research Institute of Standards and Science, South Korea, 2014–2105

Maomao Zeng, Ph.D., Jiangnan University, Jiangsu, China, 2014–2105

Weiping Wang, Ph.D., Zhejiang Normal University, Jinhua, China, 2013–2014

Masaki Wakabayashi, Ph.D., Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 2013–2014

Takayuki Kawai, Ph.D., Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, 2013–2014

Zhiyong Yang, Pharmacy School, Dali University, Yunnan, China, 2012–2013

Jingxin Liu, College of Chemistry and Molecular Engineering, Peking University, 2012–2013

Yi Zhang, Department of Basic Medicine, Tianjin Medicine University, 2012

Susanne Neupert, Postdoc, Jena University, Germany, 2010–2011

Ja-an Annie Ho, Associate Professor, National Tsing Hua University, 2003–2004

He-Qing Huang, Professor, Xiamen University, P.R. China, 2001–2002

Cynthia K. Larive, Professor, University of California - Riverside, 2001

Post-Doctoral Associates:

Qian Wu, 2015–2017
Bin Li, Ph.D., 2014–2017
Lin Wang, Ph.D., 2014–2016
Erik Jansson, Ph.D., 2013–2015
David Kissick, Ph.D., 2012–2014
Xian Chen, Ph.D., 2011–2012
Yi Fan, Ph.D., 2010–2012
Chang Young Lee, 2010–2012
Peter Nemes, Ph.D., 2009–2011
Ji Eun Lee, Ph.D., 2009–2010
Shifang Ren, Ph.D., 2008–2009
Zhen Li, Ph.D., 2008–2009
Maojun Gong, Ph.D., 2006–2009
Tulika Dalavoy, Ph.D., 2006–2009
Suresh Babu Annangudi Palani, Ph.D., 2005–2008
Nathan Hatcher, Ph.D., 2003–2008
Kyubong Jo, Ph.D., 2006–2008
Michael L. Heien, Ph.D., 2005–2007
Jing Yang, Ph.D., 2004–2006
Amanda B. Hummon, Ph.D., 2004–2005
Jennifer A. Jakubowski, Ph.D., 2005
Carla B. Swearingen, Ph.D., 2002–2005
John C. Jurchen, Ph.D., 2003–2005
In-Hyoung Chang, Ph.D., 2002–2004
Won-Suk Kim, Ph.D., 2001–2004
Donald M.Cannon, Ph.D., 2001–2004
Joseph J. Tulock, Ph.D., 2001–2004
Dimuthu A. Jayawickrama, Ph.D., 2000–2004
Tzu-Chi Kuo, Ph.D., 1999–2002
Wenju Feng, Ph.D., 1999–2001
Jessica Tan, Ph.D., 1998–1999
Young Hun Park, Ph.D., 1998–1999
Leonid Moroz, Ph.D., 1996–1998
Dean Olson, Ph.D., 1995–1998
Yi-Ming Liu, Ph.D., 1995–1997
Jeffrey A. Jankowski, Ph.D., 1993–1995
Nian Wu, Ph.D., 1993–1994

Ph.D. Graduates:

Emily G. Tillmaand, Ph.D. in Neuroscience, Neurochemical Characterization of the Rodent Primary Sensory System, May 2018.

Hua-Chia Tai, Ph.D. in Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Analysis of Enzymatic L/D-Peptide Isomerization in Animals, May 2018.

Sage J.B. Dunham, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry Imaging of Surface Bound Microbial Communities, May 2018.

Amit Patel, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Methodological Advances for the Measurement of the D-Amino Acids Across the Metazoa: From Mollusks to Man, May 2018.

Troy J. Comi, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Development of Enabling Technologies for Single Cell Analysis with Mass Spectrometry, May 2017.

Ning Yang, Ph.D., Chemical Biology, Mass spectrometry-based Characterization of Cell-to-Cell Signaling Molecules in the Nervous System, August 2016.

Itamar Livnat, Ph.D., Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Analysis of D-Amino-Acid-Containing Neuropeptides in Mollusks and Rodents, August 2016.

Sarah E. Dowd, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry-based Identification and Quantitation of Endogenous Peptides in Complex Biological Matrices, October 2015.

Ta-Hsuan Ong, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Method Development for Investigating Chemical Distributions in the Nervous System using Mass Spectrometry Imaging, July 2015.

Eric J. Lanni, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Molecular Imaging with Mass Spectrometry: Instrumental and Methodological Advances for Biological Applications, June 2014l.

Agatha Maki, Ph.D., Neuroscience, Analyzing Peptide Release Using Mass Spectrometry, December 2013.

Callie (Croushore) Kindt, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Using Microfluidics and Mass Spectrometry to Study Peptide Release from Neurons, December 2013.

Nobutoshi Ota, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Analysis of Endogenous D-amino Acids in the Central Nervous System and Endocrine Systems via Capillary Electrophoresis with Biochemical Sample Treatments, May 2013.

Cong Wu, Ph.D., Biochemistry, Development and Application of OMP-T-Based Middle Down Proteomics, joint with Neil Kelleher, 2012.

Christopher Dailey, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Capillary Electrophoresis Instrumentation and Applications for the Analysis of Neural Systems, 2012.

Xiaowen Hou, Ph.D., Biophysics, Liquid Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry-Based Neuropeptide Characterizations Across Neuronal Models, 2012.

Ming Zhong, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Characterization of Peptide Release from Neuronal Cells with Microfluidics and Mass Spectrometry, 2012.

Ting Shi, Ph.D., Measuring D-Amino Acids in the Central Nervous System Using Capillary Electrophoresis, 2011.

Lu Bai, Molecular and Integrative Physiology, Characterization of D-Amino Acid-Containing Neuropeptides from Metazoa, 2011.

Christine Cecala, Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Instrument Development for the Analysis of Low Abundance Analytes in Single Cells and Small Volume Samples, 2011.

Kevin Tucker, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry Imaging for Probing Molecular Distributions within the Nervous System, 2011.

Ann Knolhoff, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometry-Based Investigations to Characterize Specific Cell Types within the Brain, 2011.

Liping Wang, Ph.D., Neuroscience, Amino Acid Racemases Responsible for the Biosynthesis of D-Aspartate and D-Serine Signaling Molecules in the Aplysia californica Central Nervous System, 2011.

Tyler Zimmerman, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Characterizing Neural Tissues with Mass Spectrometry Imaging via Enhanced Computational Approaches, 2010.

Ping Yin, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Neuropeptidomics: MS-based Peptide Identification and Quantitation, 2010.

Adriana Bora, Ph.D., Neuroscience, Sampling Strategies for Characterization of Neuropeptides and Functional Implications into Cell-Cell Signaling using Mass Spectrometry, 2009.

Fang Xie, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Neuropeptidomics Across Metazoan Life, 2009.

Theodore Lapainis, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Capillary Electrophoretic Technologies for Single Cell Metabolomics, 2009.

Bo Young Kim, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Biofunctionalization of Submicrometer Pores and Mass-Limited Sample Manipulations in Three-Dimensional Hybrid Microfluidic/Nanofluidic Devices, 2008.

Andinet Amare (Andinet A. Wadham), Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Bioinformatics and Mass Spectrometry for Neuropeptide Characterization, 2008.

Jamie M. Iannacone, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Hybrid Micro/nanofluidic Sampling Schemes for Mass Spectrometry, 2008.

Eric B. Monroe, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Profiling and Imaging the Nervous System with Mass Spectrometry, 2008.

Leah N. Squires, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Investigations of Serotonin Metabolism in Mammalian and other Deuterostome Model Systems, 2007.

Xiaoying Ye, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Measuring Nitric Oxide Production and Nitric Oxide Synthase Metabolite Levels in Single Neurons, 2007.

Timothy A. Richmond, Ph.D., Chemical Biology and Chemical Education, Sampling, Detection, and Characterization of Endogenous Peptides, 2007.

Cory R. Scanlan, Ph.D., Chemical Biology, Analysis of D-Aspartate in the Aplysia californica Central Nervous System Using Capillary Electrophoresis and Radioisotopic Labeling, 2006.

Elena V. Romanova, Ph.D., Chemical Biology, Immunocytochemistry, Mass Spectrometry and Microengineering for the Study of Cell Signaling, 2005.

Jennifer A. Jakubowski, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, From Small Molecules to Neurotoxins: Characterizing Neuromodulatory Compounds Using Liquid Chromatography Coupled to Mass Spectrometry, 2005.

Hai Miao, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Neurotransmitter and Neuromodulator Analysis using Capillary Electrophoresis with Laser-Induced Fluorescence Detection, 2004.

Jeffrey N. Stuart, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Characterization of Novel Serotonin Metabolites in Selected Model Neuronal Systems, 2004.

Sarah A. Sheeley, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Novel Approaches for the Measurement of Unusual Post-translational Modifications in Neuropeptides, 2004.

Amanda B. Hummon, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, From Prohormones to Neuropeptides: Mass Spectrometric and Bioinformatic Approaches, 2004.

Wayne P. Kelley, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Characterization of Neuromodulatory and Neurotoxic Marine Natural Products using Microseparations, NMR and Mass Spectrometry, 2002.

Xin Zhang, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Wavelength-Resolved Fluorescence Detection in Capillary Electrophoresis: Application to Single-Cell Analysis of Monoamine Neurotransmitters, 2002.

Andrew M. Wolters, Ph.D., Physical Chemistry, Enhancing NMR Dectection of Mass-Limited Samples with Microcoil Probes: Increasing Sample Throughput and Improved On-Line Coupling to Microscale Separations, 2002.

Jason S. Page, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Off-line CE/MALDI MS: Sampling and Deposition Techniques to Incorporate Complementary Analyses for Cellular Assays, 2002.

Rebecca Kruse, Ph.D., Chemical Biology, Novel Mass Spectrometric and Sampling Strategies for Investigating Neuropeptide Processing and Distribution, 2002.

Robin L. Dahlgren, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Characterization of Nitric Oxide Production in Single Neurons, 2002.

Michael E. Lacey, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Nanoliter-Volume NMR for Mass-Limited Analyses and Capillary Separations, 2001.

Lingjun Li, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Following Neuropeptide Processing, Distribution, Transport, and Release using Novel Mass Spectrometric Approaches, 2000.

Rebecca Garden, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Mass Spectrometic Characterization of Peptides in Neurons, 1999.

Philip Floyd, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Microseparation Strategies for the Assay of Neuronal Samples, 1999.

Robert Fuller, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Analytical Measurements of Single Cells and Cellular Organelles, 1998. MD, 2000.

Kurt Oldenburg, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Peptide Analysis using Capillary Electrophoresis with Fluorescence Detection, 1997.

Scott Shippy, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Development of Assays for Neuronal Peptide Content and Release, 1997.

Loranelle L. Shultz-Lockyear, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Investigations of Chemiluminescence Detection Parameters for Kinetic Analysis and Capillary Separations, 1997.

Louann Cruz, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Analysis of Non-Classical Neurotransmitters using Capillary Electrophoresis, 1996.

Scott A. Tracht, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Development of Radionuclide Detectors for use in Capillary Electrophoresis, 1996.

Aaron T. Timperman, Ph.D., Analytical Chemistry, Capillary Electrophoresis with Wavelength-Resolved Fluorescence for Analysis of Peptides, 1995.

M.S. Graduates:

Monika Makurath, M.S., May 2016
Mohammad Ehsan, M.S., May 2014

Kasia (Cudzilo) Catherman, M.S., May 2011
Michael A. Ewing, M.S., May 2008
Yanning Chen, M.S., 2002
Steven Palmer, M.S., June 1999
Sara Bergman, M.S., June 1996
Garrett Forbes, M.S., June 1996
Jason Pardee, M S., Computer Sciences, May 1994