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.
dr. stephanie M. cologna
Postdoctoral Training – National Institute of Health
Email – cologna[at]uic[dot]edu
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
Interested in Reading novels, Travelling and Cooking.
Email – rrathn2[at]uic[dot]edu
I love dogs.
Email – mperga2[at]uic[dot]edu
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
I like to watch TV shows, spend time on beach and swim.
Email – kpathm2[at]uic[dot]edu
Outside of chemistry and instrumentation I enjoy skiing, working on cars and riding motorcycles.
Email – wlafon2[at]uic[dot]edu
CURRENT UNDERGRADUATE STUDENTS
Estefania Zarate – B.S. Bioengineering