Why the Coon lab?
Before joining the Coon Lab, my exposure to science was limited only to classroom lectures, and I found myself looking for more opportunities to apply my scientific knowledge in settings outside of lecture halls. The Coon Lab allows me to explore various subspecialties within biochemistry and apply classroom knowledge to cutting edge research questions. The wide variety of skills I am learning at the Coon Lab, i.e. working with computer software and enhancing my critical thinking skills, will only advance my future career goals.
“The Coon Lab allows me to explore various subspecialties within biochemistry and apply classroom knowledge to cutting edge research questions.”
Currently Working On
Under the direction of my research mentor Trent, I am working to identify lipo-chitooligosaccharides (LCOs) using mass spectrometry instrumentation and a computer program called Glycoworkbench. Furthermore, I am researching if Negative Electron Transfer Dissociation (NETD), a fragmentation method within mass spectrometry, is the best route to identify new LCOs.
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.