Focus of Work
My research interest is primarily on the structural mechanisms of activation of the cell-surface receptors in cancer and neural development. We try to obtain atomic-resolution views, using X-ray crystallography and biochemical/biophysical tools, on how the transmembrane receptors recognize their ligands, and how these recognition/activation processes can be modulated for clinical purposes.
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Structural BiologyNeurobiologyCancer BiologyBiophysicsBiochemistry: ProteinsAngiogenesisCell Adhesion MechanismsProteins, Macromolecules
Education and Certification
- PhD: Chinese Academy of Sciences, Molecular Biology (2000)
- Postdoctoral Fellowship: Stanford University (2008)