Erin Weisenhorn

Senior Scientist, Just Biotherapeutics

Hometown

Ferndale, WA

Undergraduate Institution

Reed College, Portland Oregon

Ph.D. Studies

2014-2019

Title of Ph.D. Dissertation

An Analysis of Dynamic Proteomes with Enhanced Sample Preparation and Computation

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.”

In The Lab

One project I worked on was using multi-omics to research red blood cell storage, specifically heritability in red blood cell storage. Another project was 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.