Young Ah Goo, PhD

Director, Mass Spectrometry Technology Access Center (MTAC)

Professor, Departments of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics & Genetics

Young Ah Goo’s research focuses on the use of mass spectrometry-based -omics applications to study biological questions centered on the discovery of diagnostic/prognostic biomarkers & therapeutic targets for human diseases. Her career includes directing Mass Spectrometry Centers at Northwestern University, University of Maryland and University of Washington. Prior to joining WU, she was the director of the Proteomics Core facility at Northwestern University. At WU, she directs fast-paced, highly collaborative, and high-throughput center supporting multi-omics for collaborators worldwide resulting in 10+ annual high-impact journal publications and >$20M grant awards annually. 

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 the University of Washington, Seattle, WA.