Navid Jubaer Ayon is a Postdoctoral Scholar at the Proteomics Center of Excellence working under the mentorship of Professor Neil L. Kelleher. Navid earned his Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Pharmacy from the University of Dhaka, Bangladesh and a Master’s degree in Chemistry from the University of Missouri-Kansas City (UMKC). Navid also earned his PhD from UMKC where he worked on discovery of new antibiotics and their mode of action using high throughout screening of chemical libraries and mass spectrometry based metabolomics and proteomics.
During his postdoctoral tenure, he is working with the Top-Down and Native Proteomics subgroups developing and implementing methods for proteome characterization. The major goal of those projects is to advance the science being performed in with multiple research groups across both campuses and across the nation through the National Resource for Translational and Developmental Proteomics. He is also working with the Natural Product subgroup to identify novel secondary metabolites from bacteria and fungi and to evaluate their utility as drug-leads and molecular probes using metabologenomics approach.