Erin Weisenhorn

Biomolecular Chemistry Graduate Student

hailing from

Ferndale, WA, a small town in Washington state.

Undergraduate and Research Experience

I went to Reed College in Portland Oregon and worked in a couple of different labs in my time there. Some of my research was focused on alternative splicing proteins, but on the whole it wasn’t fully specialized.

Why University of Wisconsin and the Coon lab?

UW has a variety of great labs to choose from, which was appealing because I wasn’t fully decided on a research area. I really liked the diversity of projects I saw happening in the Coon lab and its collaborations with different groups in the university and across the country. Rather than imagine myself doing the same every day, I was drawn to the opportunity to use cutting-edge technology in a variety of biological applications.

“I really liked the diversity of projects I saw happening in the Coon lab and its collaborations with different groups in the university and across the country.”

Currently Working On

One project I’ve been working on since I joined the lab is using multi-omics to research red blood cell storage, specifically heritability in red blood cell storage. Another project I’m working on is measuring protein turnover using whole-mouse proteomics, looking at different tissues and turnover rates, with an emphasis on computation.

Earn your Ph.D. with us

The Coon Group is always on the lookout for new members.  Professor Coon accepts students from several UW-Madison doctoral programs including Chemistry, the Integrated Program in Biochemistry (IPiB), and Cellular & Molecular Pathology.