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Weiwei Li

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PhD Student

Master of Public Health, Emory University
BS, Fundamental Sciences, Tsinghua University

Weiwei majored in Chemistry and Biology for her bachelor's degree in Tsinghua University, Beijing, China. With the passion for confronting the increasing environmental problems and aspiration to protect the general public from environmental hazards, she pursued her master's degree in Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University. At Rollins School, she participated in the study of traffic-related air pollution’s effects on lung inflammation and oxidative stress. After graduate school, she started her 5-year career as a researcher in U.S.EPA, RTP, NC. She has participated in projects analyzing residual pesticide from fruits/vegetables and measuring bioaccessibility of insecticides from soil/house dust using Liquid chromatography–mass spectrometry (LC-MS/MS). Then she relocated with her husband to Santa Barbara in 2017 and joined Arturo Keller’s lab as an associate specialist. She was involved into several research projects and developed various analytical methods using LC-MS/MS for different organic compounds analysis, including methoxyfenozide and pyrethroids in plants, cylindrospermopsin in lake water, PPCPs in drinking water, paraquat in soils, and metabolites in plants and vegetables. After working for more than 2 years at Bren, she finally enrolled in a PhD program to pursue her research interests and contribute to scientific understanding of environmental impacts on human beings. 

Year Admitted

Research Areas
Targeted proteomics; LC-MS/MS analytical methods

Faculty Advisor
Arturo Keller

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