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Ziqiang Guan

Research Professor in Biochemistry
Duke Box 3711, Durham, NC 27710
240 Nanaline H Duke, Durham, NC 27710


We develop and apply mass spectrometry techniques to address biochemical and biomedical questions that are lipid-related. Research projects include:

1) Structural lipidomics

o   Develop and apply high resolution tandem mass spectrometry-based lipidomics for the discovery, structural elucidation and functional study of novel lipids.

2) Elucidation of novel pathways/enzymes of lipid biosynthesis and metabolism

o   Genetic, biochemical and MS approaches are employed to identify the substrates and pathways involved in lipid biosynthesis and metabolism

3) Identification of lipid biomarkers of genetic diseases and cancers

o    Provide molecular insights into the disease mechanisms, as well as to serve as the diagnostic and prognostic tools of diseases.

Current Appointments & Affiliations

Research Professor in Biochemistry · 2017 - Present Biochemistry, Basic Science Departments

Education, Training & Certifications

University of Texas, Austin · 1994 Ph.D.