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Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility

Sheng Zhang

Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility Director

Sheng has been the director of the Proteomics Facility since 2004 and became director of  Metabolomics Facility when this facility was formed in 2017. After the two facilities merged, Sheng is now the director of the Proteomics Facility and Metabolomics Facility. To read more about Sheng’s expertise and experience, see the leadership page.

Qin Fu

Proteomics Research Associate

Qin got her PhD from China Agricultural University specializing in pharmacology and toxicology. As a postdoctoral researcher in Florida State University, she studied the proteomics of stem cell  senescence, and acquired expertise in LC-MS/MS and bioinformatics analysis of proteomics data sets. In the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology, Qin applies top-down and bottom-up proteomics methods to elucidate the  pathophysiology  mechanism of various biological samples.

Andy Lui

Metabolomics Postdoctoral Research Associate
(607) 254-4848
147 Biotech. Bldg.

Andy received his PhD from the University of Hong Kong focusing in plant specialized metabolism. He conducted LC-MS/MS-based metabolomics analyses to interrogate the endogenous ability of crop plants to biosynthesize a wide array of natural products. He joined the BRC Proteomics and Metabolomics Facility in September 2023 as a Postdoctoral Research Associate working on small molecule analyses such as compound identification and metabolite quantification from various sources.

Robert Sherwood

Lab Manager

Bob received his bachelor’s degree in Bioengineering from Columbia University. He worked for five years in an EPA/FDA commercial lab before joining the Biotechnology Program at Cornell as a technician in September, 1986.  Over the years, Bob has worn many hats and filled different roles. Currently, he is a research support specialist and the laboratory manager in the Proteomics and Mass Spectrometry Facility. Bob also serves as the Departmental Safety Representative for the Cornell Institute of Biotechnology.

Elizabeth Anderson


Beth has been at Cornell Proteomic facility since 2014 working in sample preparation and helping to facilitate customer’s sample analysis. Beth received her B.S. from SUNY ESF in Environmental Science and has been employed in a several laboratories performing a wide range of duties. Before coming to Cornell, Beth was employed at Wyeth Pharmaceuticals working in the Protein Chemistry department.