ChemistryWestern Science

Ken K.-C. Yeung

Ken K.-C. Yeung

Contact Information

Title: Associate Professor
Acting Assoc. Dean, Science Programs
Office: 0102 MSA
Lab: Rm 373 MSB
Phone (Office): ext 86346
E-mail: kyeung@uwo.ca

Physical & Analytical Teaching Division

Chemical Biology and Biomaterials

Analytical and Bioanalytical Chemistry; Separations and Mass Spectrometry

Group Website

Education

B.Sc., Ph.D., Calgary; NSERC PDF, Stanford and Alberta

Research

Research in Prof. Yeung’s laboratory generally lies in the area of analytical characterization of molecules in biological systems. The recent interest of this group is the use of Matrix-Assisted Laser Desorption/Ionization (MALDI) mass spectrometry for tissue imaging. This technique represents a labeled-free approach to visualize the spatial distribution of the molecules of interest on biological tissue sections.

Their current work focuses on tissue sample treatments that can improve sensitivity and selectivity of a variety molecules on mouse brain tissues, including proteins, peptides, lipids and metabolites. Prof. Yeung is currently collaborating with Prof. Shawn Whitehead, in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology, to study how the brain chemical constituent changes under various types and levels of neuro-degenation.

A second focus of his work is applied analytical research in the area of agriculture. Through a collaboration with Adjunct Prof. Mark Sumarah, from Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada, a recent project is the analytical profiling of fungal secondary metabolites that are potential mycotoxins present in Canadian crops.

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Teaching

Selected Publications