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Jian passed ORP exam and is now a Ph.D candidate!

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Original research proposal (ORP) is an exam designed to test the ability of graduate students to identify significant scientific questions, to develop research proposals based on rationized and reasonable hypotheses, and more importantly to successfully defend the proposal.

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received CBI fellowship

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CBI program (Chemistry-Biology Interface) is a highly competitive UMass-funded and NIH-funded fellowship, aiming at training trainees from different background to advance scientific research “at the interface of chemistry and biology”.

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Presenting in Poster Section of 2022 BPS Annual Meeting

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The Biophysical Society (BPS) annual meeting is held by international biophysics society, aiming at leading, disseminating and advancing knowledge in biophysics.

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Jian’s arrival at U.S.

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After a year-long remote study in China, I finally arrived at U.S. and met with Chen lab members!

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TRPV4: a thermosensitive non-selective cation channel

Which domain is the thermo-sensor of TRPV4? What is the mechanism behind the thermo-sensitivity of TRPV4?

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TMEM16F: an ion channel can scramble lipids

How can an ion channel transport lipid through the membrane bilayer?

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Prediction of infectivity-enhancing mutations of the SARS-CoV-2 virus S (spike) protein

which mutations can enhance the affinity to the cell receptor and thus present challenges for vaccine and antibody development?

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