Dr. Qianglin Fang is a postdoctoral researcher in the department of biological sciences at Purdue University. He began his studies on structural biology in his graduate studies at Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy of Sciences, where his Ph.D. research focused on studying epigenetic regulation of gene expression using X-ray crystallography, molecular biology and biochemistry. His major accomplishments during this period were two X-ray crystal structures of nucleosome-protein complexes. Dr. Fang began his studies on structural virology as a postdoctoral fellow at Purdue University, where his focus was on the assembly of large dsDNA viruses and cell entry of HIV-1. His major accomplishments during this period were near-atomic cryo-EM structures of a giant virus and an HIV-1 envelope trimer. The giant virus structure is the first reported high-resolution structure of giant viruses.
Dr. Qianglin Fang research interests include epigenetics, gene regulation, virology, structural biology, X-ray crystallography, cryo-EM.