Former biochemistry graduate student Piriya “Pete” Wongkongkathep received a Best Student Paper award from the International Journal of Mass Spectrometry (IJMS).
Wongkongkathep (Ph.D. Biochemistry ’15 – Joseph Loo Group) received “Best Applied Paper” honor for the paper titled “Enhancing Protein Disulfide Bong Cleavage by UV Excitation and Electron Capture Dissociation for Top-Down Mass Spectrometry” published in the November 15, 2015 issue of IJMS. His former mentor, Prof. Joseph Loo was senior author on the paper.
He was presented the award at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS) annual conference, held this year in San Antonio, TX.
Wongkongkathep is currently is a postdoctoral researcher at Chulalongkorn University, Bangkok in his native country of Thailand, where he is working on finding disease biomarkers.
In addition to being a scientist, Wongkongkathep is also a talented nature and landscape photographer.
Wongkongkathep received the award at the American Society for Mass Spectrometry annual conference. (Photos by Alexander Aleman)