Owen obtained his BA in Physics and Ph.D. in Materials Science from the University of Vermont.
Aleksandr obtained his bachelor's degree in mathematics from the Chuvash State University in Russia, the Russian analogue of Ph.D. degree in mathematics from the Gubkin Russian State University of Oil and Gas in Russia, and Ph.D. in mathematics from Louisiana State University.
Terry obtained a BS in Biochemistry from SUNY at Stony Brook, a BS in Computer Science from UNCC, and an MS in Biophysics from University of Rochester, NY. I am currently working on my PhD in Bioinformatics.
Yan's research at the Du-lab focused on developing ADAP-GC. She worked closely with Wenxin and developed ADAP-GC 1.0 and ADAP-GC 2.0. In addition, she developed ADAP-GC 3.0. The title of her Ph.D. dissertation is "Data Analysis Workflow for Gas Chromatography Mass Spectrometry-Based Metabolomics Studies". Yan is currently an Assistant Specialist (faculty) at the University of Hawaii Cancer Center.
David obtained his Bachelor of Science degree from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte with his major in Mathematics. He is currently a Ph.D. student at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Wenxin's research at the Du lab focused on developing the computational algorithms for ADAP-GC. He pionered the development of ADAP-GC 1.0 and also developed part of version 2.0. Wenxin obtained his Ph.D. degree in computer science from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte and is currently a bioinformatician at the Fred Hutchinson Cancer Research Center.
Wenchao's work in the Du lab included learning and making changes to the existing Xlink-Identifier and developing the computational algorithm for processing liquid chromatography mass spectrometry-based (LC/MS) metabolomics data. He obtained his Ph.D. degree in communication from the Institute of Electronics, Chinese Academy of Sciences and is currently a bioinformatics research analyst at the Samuel Roberts Noble Foundation.
Matt's research in the Du-lab focused on addressing the BigData challenge of searching huge databases of metabolites for metabolite identification. Matt obtained his BS degree in Biophysics from the University of Michigan at Ann Arbor. He is currently a Professional Science Masters student at the Department of Bioinformatics and Genomics, University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Peter made major contributions to the development of the GUI for ADAP-GC 2.0, the automated workflow for using Xlink-Identifier online, and Du Lab's website. He obtained his Professional Science Master's degree in Bioinformatics from the Univeristy of North Carolina at Charlotte. Peter is currently a bioinformatician at the Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine.
Kyle's work at the Du-lab included developing a graphical user interface for visualizing search results from Xlink-Identifier and working closely with Yan and Peter for developing the GUI for ADAP-GC 2.0. He obtained his BS in biology, a minor in computer information systems, and Professional Sciences Masters degree at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. He currently is a bioinformatician at the David H. Murdock Research Institute.
Jim translated the original Xlink-Identifier that was written in Matlab into C++ to improve the search performance.