Understanding the interactions between proteins and their partners and how these interactions regulate protein structure and function. Protein-protein interactions are required for biological functions and alterations in protein-protein interactions can cause diseases such as cancer and diabetes. In addition, small molecules that interact with proteins can alter, regulate or trigger their function and thus may be valuable research and therapeutic tool.

Pharmacology, Toxicology
PhD, Indiana University, Biochemistry, 2004
MS, Chinese Academy of Sciences, China, Molecular Genetics, 1998
BS, Shangdong University, China , Biochemistry, 1995