Dr. Young-Jin Lee

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Professor, Department of Chemistry
Young-Jin LEE photo

We strive to find new analytical approaches to apply mass spectrometry technology to solve various biological problems. In a DOE-supported project, we develop high spatial resolution MALDI imaging technology to map plant metabolites at a single-cell level. Many techniques are available to visualize macromolecules such as DNA, RNA, and proteins; however, such tools are scarce for small molecules. MALDI-MS imaging does not require labeling for high-sensitivity identification of known and unknown molecules, and it allows profiling of many metabolites at once. Our technique reveals metabolic biology in unprecedented details in highly complex multicellular plant organisms.

Projects

Mass Spectrometric Imaging of Plant Metabolites

Integrated and Dynamic Multi-Spectroscopic in situ Imaging of Plant Metabolism at the Level of Subcellular Compartments

Area of Expertise: 
Mass Spectrometry
Education: 
PhD, Seoul National University
Contact
515-294-1235
35A Carver Co-Lab
Ames
IA
50011-3650