Coon’s research group focuses on expanding the field of proteomics by developing new technologies and methods to address fundamental questions in biology. His lab is particularly focused on mass spectrometry-based technologies — used to precisely weigh molecules — that probe the proteome, which is the collection of all proteins that can be expressed in an organism.
These technologies allow his group to study a broad range of biological systems ranging from symbiosis to human diseases like diabetes, cancer, and Alzheimer’s.
“I am delighted and humbled to have received the 2018 HUPO Discovery Award,” Coon says. “This award is really a testament to the fantastic team of researchers I have had the good fortune to work with over the past decade here at UW–Madison.”
Coon is a co-recipient of the award with Ulrike Kusebauch of the Institute for Systems Biology. The award was sponsored by the Journal of Proteomics.