I joined the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at UNCW as an assistant professor in the fall of 2015. I am passionate about education and research in physical chemistry of biological systems. My research expertise lies in the phase behavior of protein solutions. Before coming to UNCW, I contributed to extend the fundamental understanding of phase transitions in multi-component protein solutions. Using these knowledge, I worked with physicians and scientists in pharmaceutical companies to solve practical challenges in medical and pharmaceutical applications. Currently, my research interest is mainly focused on thermodynamics and kinetics of protein-mediated biological reactions in multiphase systems. Another research direction in my group at UNCW is to employ modern protein engineering techniques to prepare bioactive proteins with desirable phase behavior for applications in structure biology and biopharmaceutical industry.
|Aug. 2015 - present||Assistant Professor||University of North Carolina, Wilmington, NC|
|Jan. 2013 - July 2015||Research Associate||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA|
|Jan. 2013 - July 2015||Postdoctoral Research Fellow||Hoffmann-La Roche|
|Jan. 2009 - Dec. 2012||Postdoctoral Research Associate||Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA|
|Dec. 2008||Ph.D., Physical Chemistry||Texax Christian University, Fort Worth, TX|
|July 2003||B.S., Analytical Chemistry||Tsinghua University, Beijing, China|
Research opportunity available for interested students at all levels