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Shuang (Jake) Yang was presented with the Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) 2017 Young Investigator Award on Tuesday, March 7, at a networking dinner event in Chicago, Illinois.
Shuang (Jake) Yang was presented with the Chinese American Chromatography Association (CACA) 2017 Young Investigator Award on Tuesday, March 7, at a networking dinner event in Chicago, Illinois. The event was part of the 2017 Pittcon conference which took place from March 6–9. The CACA Young Investigator Award recognizes outstanding contributions to the development of separation science and its applications, especially in the field of chromatography.
Yang received his B.S degree from the Department of Applied Chemistry at Harbin Institute of Technology in China in 1994. He earned his M.S degree from the Department of Materials Science and Engineering at Shanghai Jiaotong University in China, in 1997. With the grant of a full scholarship from the National University of Singapore, in 2003 Yang received a second M.S. degree from the Department of Materials at that university. In 2008, working under the supervision of Prof. Don DeVoe, Yang received his PhD from the University of Maryland at College Park (UMCP). His postdoctoral training took place under DeVoe at UMCP (2008–2010) and Prof. Hui Zhang at Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore, Maryland (2010–2013). Following his postdoctoral research, Yang joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins as a research associate in the Department of Pathology.
Yang is currently a staff fellow in the Laboratory of Bacterial Polysaccharides, in the Center for Biological Evaluation and Research at the U.S. Food and Drug Administration in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Yang’s major contributions to separation science include the development of a microfluidic platform for the analysis of peptides or proteins using capillary electrophoresis (CE) and liquid chromatography (LC); the integration of isoelectric focusing (IEF) with sodium dodecyl sulfate polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE) for high-throughput analysis of intact proteins; the development of a chemoenzymatic platform for the quantitate analysis of glycans, glycosite, occupancy, intact glycopeptide; the development of an innovative 2D approach for online separation of glycans by mass spectrometry (MS); and the design and synthesis of isobaric tags for glycan quantification by LC–MS.
Yang has published 41 peer-reviewed papers in journals and has given more than 20 oral presentations at international conferences. He has been a reviewer for many journals, including Analytical Chemistry, Lab on a Chip, and Electrophoresis. Additionally, Yang has four US patents, has contributed to three chapter books, and has obtained several awards in separation and analytical chemistry.