Spring 2013. Front Row from left to right: Andy Korte, Adam Feenstra, Gargey Yagnik, D. Paul Cole, Adam Klein, Young-Jin Lee. Back Row: Erica Smith, Carolyn Hutchinson,
Summer 2012. Front Row from left to right: Andy Korte, Young-Jin Lee, Erica Smith, Carolyn Hutchinson, Rachael Leverence. Back Row: Gargey Yagnik, Adam Klein, Adam Veenstra, D. Paul Cole.
Spring 2011. Front Row from left to right: Ji Hyun Jun, Erica Smith, Jessica Lim, Andy Korte. Back Row: Soojin Park, Chris Clay, Adam Korte, Aasim Azhad, Young-Jin Lee, Paul Cole.
Spring 2010. From left to right: David C. (DC) Perdian, Young-Jin Lee, Ji Hyun Jun, Adam Klein, Erica A. Smith, Andy Korte, and Nick Jaegers.
Young Jin Lee
Dr. Lee joined the faculty in August 2008 as an Assistant Professor. He received his Ph.D. from Seoul National University in 1997 under Dr. Myung Soo Kim. After working on surface mass spectrometry (Secondary Ion Mass Spectrometry) in Hyundai Electronics, he moved to Indiana to develop ion mobility mass spectrometry as a post- doctoral fellow under David E. Clemmer. Before joining Iowa State, he worked at the Genome Center, University of California at Davis as a mass spectrometry specialist. His mass spectrometry expertise varies from physical chemistry to surface mass spectrometry, instrumentation, proteomics, and small molecule analysis. E-mail: yjlee at iastate.edu
Erica A. Smith
Education B.A. Lakeland College 2008 Research Projects High resolution mass spectrometry to characterize fast pyrolysis bio-oil E-mail: ericas at iastate.edu
Education B.A. Central College (Pella, IA) 2004 Research Projects Structural analysis of proteins using chemical cross-linking E-mail: atklein at iastate.edu
Education B.S. University of Saint Thomas 2008 Research Projects Development of high spatial resolution MS imaging technique E-mail: akorte at iastate.edu
D. Paul Cole
Education B.S. Creighton University, 2010 Research Projects Mass spectrometric analysis of bio-oils E-mail: dpaulc at iastate.edu
Education B.S. Gujarat University, 2002 M.S. Gujarat University, 2004 M.S. California Sate University, Los Angeles, 2011 Research Projects Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites E-mail: gbyagnik at iastate.edu
Education B.S. Christopher Newport University, 2011 Research Projects Mass spectrometric analysis of bio-oils E-mail: cph11 at iastate.edu
Education B.S. Central College, Pella, IA, 2012 Research Projects Mass spectrometry imaging of plant metabolites E-mail: feenstra at iastate.edu
Group Member in 2009-2010 Post Doctoral Research Associate Current position: Faculty of Broward College, Florida
Zhenjiu (Jen) Liu
Group Member in 2009 Post Doctoral Research Associate
Group Member in 2010-2011 Post Doctoral Research Associate
Group Member in 2008-2012 Graduate Student
Group Member in 2011-2012 Post Doctoral Research Associate
FORMER UNDERGRADUATE RESEARCHERS
Jessica Lim (Chem.) Aasim Azhad (Chem.) Hansol Lee (Chem.) Chris Clay (Chem.) Nicholas jaegers (Chem. Eng.)
Mason City High School Chemistry and AP Chemistry Teacher. 2009 Summer research intern as a guest attendee in Ames Lab ACTS (Academic Creating Teacher Scientists) education program.