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Susie Dai

Research Assistant Professor

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Phone: (979) 845-4113

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Department: VTPB

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  • Certificate Regulatory Science, Texas A&M 2014
  • Ph.D. Chemistry, Duke University 2006
  • B.S. Chemistry, Fudan University, Changhai, China 2001

Scholarly Interests

My research interests focus on several aspects: 1) Proteomics and interactomics in cancer and bioenergy. 2) Protein structure dynamics and structure-function relationship study with a focus in nuclear receptor and cellulase enzymes. 3) Biomonitoring programs which include analyzing veterinary drugs, mycotoxins, etc., in feed and food. We utilize a variety of techniques including shotgun proteomics, hydrogen deuterium exchange mass spectrometry and mass-spec based multiple target analysis. The major goals of the lab are: 1) Establish systems biology approaches to characterize and elucidate protein-protein interaction and mechanistic study of protein functions with the ultimate goal for novel therapies in cancer and breakthroughs for bioenergy production. 2) Develop methods for food and feed safety monitoring programs in a high throughput, multiple residue based fashion.


Application of an improved proteomics method for abundant protein cleanup: molecular and genomic mechanisms study in plant defense.
Zhang Y, Gao P, Xing Z, Jin S, Chen Z, Liu L, Constantino N, Wang X, Shi W, Yuan JS, Dai SY
Mol Cell Proteomics. 2013 12(11):3431-42.
Aflatoxin risk management in Texas: test kit approval for maize
S.Y. Dai, K.M. Lee, W. Li, J. Balthrop, T.J. Herrman
International Journal of Regulatory Science. 2013
Using commercial immunoassay kits for mycotoxins: ‘joys and sorrows’?
W. Li, S. Powers, S.Y. Dai
World Mycotoxin Journal.

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