William WobigWilliam Wobig

Ph.D. Student

Expected Year of Graduation: 2014
Research Lab: Dr. David H. Petering
Major Area of Focus: Biochemistry
Minor Area of Focus: Inorganic Chemistry
Previously Attended:
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, 2007-2009, B.S.
University of Wisconsin-Washington County, 2005-2007

Why I like Chemistry:

Working on the frontiers of biochemical research is both highly interesting and highly rewarding. The study of the chemical nature of life still has many new avenues to be studied and the information gained from conducting my research in this field of chemistry is valuable and important.

Why I chose the Chemistry and Biochemistry Program at UW-Milwaukee:

I was given the opportunity to purchase a new piece of instrumentation, which was a laser ablation unit to use in conjunction with our inductively coupled plasma mass spectrometer, and develop a new working method as it applies to studies in metallomics and proteomics.

Favorite things to do in Milwaukee:

Going to Milwaukee Brewers games, going out to the many beaches on Lake Michigan, and the nightlife of downtown Milwaukee.

Research Goals:

I am using the newly developed method of LA-ICP-MS as it pertains to proteomics to identify zinc proteins from mammalian cell extracts that are reactive to zinc florescent probes such as TSQ used in florescent cell microscopy experiments.


2011 UWM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry Alumni Award for Outstanding Graduate Research

2009 UWM Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry McFarland Award for Outstanding Undergraduate Research.


M. Namdarghanbari, W. Wobig, S. Krezoski, N. M. Tabatabai, and D. H. Petering, “Mammalian Metallothionein in Toxicology, Cancer, and Cancer Chemotherapy,” Journal of Biological Inorganic Chemistry, 16, 1087-1101 (2011).