Current Members

Julian P. Whitelegge, PhD
Laboratory Director & Professor


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Professor Whitelegge’s research and teaching are focused on the application of biological mass spectrometry to the study of structure/function relationships of integral membrane proteins, understanding protein misfolding and the relationship to neurodegenerative disease, elucidating radiation insult and mitigation biomarkers, exploring inter-relationships of metabolism and molecular mechanisms of diabetes, as well as other systems biology projects in peptidomics, lipidomics, and proteomics.

Whitaker Cohn
PhD Candidate | PubMed

Whitaker graduated from UC Santa Barbara in 2013 with a BS in Biopsychology. He began working at the Pasarow MS Laboratory as a research assistant in 2015 and was admitted to UCLA’s MCIP Ph.D. program in 2019. Whitaker’s research primarily focuses on bottom-up proteomics. He is responsible for the operation and maintenance of Thermo LTQ Orbitrap XL instruments.

Gazmend Elezi, PhD
Post Doctorate Scholar | Archaeology

Adrian Gomez
PhD Candidate

Anthony Chen
Medical Student Researcher

Alexandria Christoforatos
Research Assistant

Daniel Peterson-Beliakoff
Research Assistant