Prof Judit Villen
Judit Villen is an Associate Professor in the Department of Genome Sciences at the University of Washington. She earned a PhD in Chemistry from the University of Barcelona (Spain) working on peptide vaccines. In 2004, she joined the laboratory of Steve Gygi at Harvard Medical School to work on mass spectrometry-¬based proteomics. During that time, she was involved in several technology developments that propelled phosphoproteomics into mainstream applications in biomedical research, including biochemical methods, mass spectrometry acquisition strategies, and computational approaches for phosphoproteomics data analysis. Research in her laboratory has a dual focus on the global analysis of signaling networks and in developing proteomics methods to study how genetic and posttranslational modifications to protein sequences impact protein structure and function. Her work has been recognized through the ASMS Research award in 2011 and the US HUPO Robert Cotter award in 2014.