Personal Statement

I have been working in the proteomics field since I was a doctoral student in 2002. My major research interest is to develop leading-edge proteomics methods to analyze protein abundance, post-translational modifications and interactions and to apply the methods to delineate the molecular mechanisms underlying disease progression, particularly cancer metastasis and therapeutic resistance. Currently, my research is focused on investigating the roles of palmitoylating and depalmitoylating enzymes in prostate cancer progression as well as the underlying molecular mechanisms, with a goal of identifying novel cancer biomarkers and therapeutic targets.