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Xiaoyu (Sara) Yang

Dr. Yang has been working in Bioinformatics since 2001, primarily in the areas of Mass Spectrometry-based Metabolomics and Proteomics. Before she joined NIST, she developed DBParser software package for high-throughput Shotgun Proteomics data analysis at NIH in 2003. At NIST, she developed numerous algorithms and software programs for building the NIST Tandem Mass Spectral Library of small molecules and peptides. She developed various quality control tools for library examination. She also created the first high resolution Tandem Mass Spectral Library of single protein digests of HSA.

NRC Postdoctoral Research Opportunity

Selected Publications

Extending a Tandem Mass Spectral Library to Include MS2 Spectra of Fragment Ions Produced In-Source and MSn Spectra

Quality Control for Building Libraries from Electrospray Ionization Tandem Mass Spectra

Scientific Society Membership

American Society for Mass Spectrometry (Since 2007)
Session Chair for "Informatics: Metabolomics" (ASMS meeting 2018)


Department of Commerce Gold Medal (2019)


Created October 9, 2019, Updated February 4, 2020