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The Cologna laboratory uses state-of-the-art mass spectrometry to better understand human disease. We are focused in three major research areas: (i) protein isoform characterization and quantification by mass spectrometry, (ii) mass spectrometry-based lipid measurements in neurodegenerative diseases and (iii) analytical method development and implementation of novel approaches to improve the detection of biomolecules. The overarching goal of this research is to develop tools which can be implemented to study biological pathways perturbed in human disease. Successful outcomes will lead to improved understanding of molecular and cellular processes and potentially lead to therapeutic options for various disorders.

group members

We are currently looking for new members to join our team!

PRINCIPAL INVESTIGATOR

dr. stephanie M. cologna

Assistant Professor
B.S. – University of Arizona Ph.D. – Texas A & M University
Postdoctoral Training – National Institute of Health

Email – cologna[at]uic[dot]edu

GRADUATE STUDENTS

FERNANDO tobias

M.S. – University of Illinois at Chicago
B.S. – Northeastern Illinois University

I grew up in the suburbs of Chicago.When I’m not busy in the laboratory, I (still) love exploring the different restaurants Chicago has to offer, harnessing my artistic side with my ukulele and photography. Call me Ralph.

Email – ftobia2[at]uic[dot]edu

rathnayake A. chathurika Rathnayake

B.Sc. (Hons) – University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

Interested in Reading novels, Travelling and Cooking.

Email – rrathn2[at]uic[dot]edu

Melissa Pergande

B.S. – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee M.S. – University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

I love dogs.

Email – mperga2[at]uic[dot]edu

Mi Nguyen

B.S. – Whitworth University

Besides my passion for Chemistry, I like hanging out with friends, listening to music, and drawing.

Email – tnguy214[at]uic[dot]edu

K.P. Chandimal Pathmasiri

B.S. – University of Kelaniya, Sri Lanka

I like to watch TV shows, spend time on beach and swim.

Email – kpathm2[at]uic[dot]edu

UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS

Estefania Zarate – B.S. Bioengineering – Class of 2018 (May)

The Group, December 2017

Former Members

Dylan Tabang, B.S. Chemistry

Rheema Almaui, B.S. Biochemistry

Alyssa Cook, B.S. Biochemistry

Amber Orcutt, M.S. – Rush University