Department of Chemistry

College of Letters & Science
Vanessa Linke

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Room Number: 
4400 R Biotech
Telephone Number: 
608 890 0763
Group Affiliation: 
Coon Group
Position Name: 
Graduate Student
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B.S. Justus Liebig University (Giessen, Germany)
M.S. Justus Liebig University (Giessen, Germany)

Research Description

I am currently working on small molecule metabolomics and lipidomics. We’re collaborating with other groups (most closely with Federico Rey in Microbiology, as part of a larger project supervised by Alan Attie in Biochemistry) on analyzing different tissues and plasma from genetically diverse mice. We’re looking at small molecules and their pathways to understand how gut bacteria play a role in diabetes and how this might be determined by genetics.