U.S. Department of Energy

Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Wei-Jun Qian

Professional Title: 
Scientist & Team Lead
Email: 
weijun.qian@pnnl.gov
Biography: 

Dr. Wei-Jun Qian is a bioanalytical chemist whose research centers primarily on the development and applications of mass spectrometry-based approaches for better quantify the dynamic changes in protein abundances and protein post-translational modifications in biological and clinical applications. Dr. Qian is currently a Staff Scientist at the Integrative Omics group in the Biological Sciences Division at PNNL, where he has worked since 2002.  Dr. Qian has received several prestigious honors, including a National Institutes of Health Director’s New Innovator Award (2009), and a Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers (PECASE) in 2011.  His current research involves the development of chemical proteomic approaches for site-specific quantification of cysteine-based redox modifications and more sensitive selected reaction monitoring (SRM)-based targeted quantification techniques with applications in pancreatic islets, diabetes, and oxidative stress-related disease areas. In addition to research, Dr. Qian is actively involved in training and mentoring postdoctoral researchers and intern students.

Education: 
  • Ph.D. Bioanalytical Chemistry, University of Florida, Gainesville, FL
  • M.S. Analytical Chemistry, Nanjing Univeristy, Nanjing, China
  • B.S. Chemistry, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
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