Young Ah Goo

Director, Northwestern Proteomics Core Facility
Research Associate Professor, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics

Young Ah Goo’s research focuses on the use of mass spectrometry-based proteomics applications to study biological questions with a focus towards the discovery of diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers & therapeutic targets for human diseases. Prior to joining NU, she was an associate director of the Mass Spectrometry Center and a research assistant professor in the School of Pharmacy at the University of Maryland- Baltimore. Before that, she was a clinical assistant professor in the School of Nursing and the proteomics manager of the Mass Spectrometry Core at the University of Washington (UW) in Seattle, WA. She conducted her post-doctoral fellowship at the Institute for Systems Biology in Seattle, where she worked in the proteomics group affiliated with Drs. David Goodlett and Ruedi Aebersold. She earned her PhD in genome sciences/pathobiology with Dr. Leroy Hood at UW.

Selected Publications

  • Tran BQ, Barton C, Feng J, Sandjong A, Yoon SH, Awasthi S, Liang T, Khan MM, Kilgour DPA, Goodlett DR, Goo YA "Comprehensive glycosylation profiling of IgG and IgG-fusion proteins by top-down MS with multiple fragmentation techniques." J Proteomics, 2016, 134() p. 93-101.
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  • Tran BQ, Goodlett DR, Goo YA "Advances in protein complex analysis by chemical cross-linking coupled with mass spectrometry (CXMS) and bioinformatics." Biochim Biophys Acta, 2016, 1864(1) p. 123-9.
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  • Goo YA, Goodlett DR "Advances in proteomic prostate cancer biomarker discovery." J Proteomics, 2010, 73(10) p. 1839-50.
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