Our Team

Research associates:

Dr. Elena Kitova (ekitova@ualberta.ca)

  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1994
  • Research associate with Dr. John Klassen

Elena’s  research field is biological mass spectrometry, with focus on non-covalent protein complexes

 

Dr. Pavel I. Kitov (pkitov@ualberta.ca)

  • M.Sc. in Chemistry, Moscow State University, 1987 (Advisor: Prof. Y. G. Bundel)
  • Ph.D. in Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, 1994 (Advisor: Prof. N. K. Kochetkov)
  • Postdoctoral fellow then research associate with Dr. David Bundle since November, 1994

Pavel’s current research is focused on organic chemistry and data analysis.

Dr. Ling Han (ling.han@ualberta.ca)

  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Nanjing University, China, 2007
  • M.Sc., Chemistry, Nanjing University, China, 2010
  • Ph.D., Chemistry, University of Alberta, 2015
  • Postdoctoral Fellow in Klassen group since September 2015

Ling is mainly focusing on investigating the mechanism of protein-glycolipid interactions, and the influence of membrane environments on the interactions, also he is interested in developing mass spectrometry based methods for small biomolecules (e.g. glycolipids) quantitation

Graduate students

 

 

Zhixiong Li (zl10@ualberta.ca)

  • Ph.D. Candidate in Klassen group since January 2017
Zhixiong’s present research is universal proxy protein assay

 

 


  • B.A. in Chemistry, Central University of Venezuela, 2010
  • Ph.D. Candidate in Klassen group since May 2018

 

 


 

Linh Nguyen (llnguyen@ualberta.ca)

  • B.Sc., Chemistry, Hanoi University of Science, 2017
  • Master Candidate in Klassen group since September 2018

 

 


Duong Bui (buithi@ualberta.ca)

    • Ph.D. Candidate in Klassen group since March 2020