Fang Li, PhD

Professor, Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences

Fang Li

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PhD, Yale University (Molecular Biophysics and Biochemistry), 2002

Summary

We study the structural and molecular basis of human diseases including virus infections and cancer.

Our main line of research examines the invasion of mechanisms of viruses. We investigate the structures and functions of virus-surface proteins that mediate receptor recognition and cell entry of viruses.

Our other line of research explores the structural and molecular basis for cancer. Specifically, we investigate the structures and functions of mammalian-cell-surface enzymes that are critical for tumor cell growth and invasion.

Based on these structural and functional studies, we further develop novel therapy strategies to treat human diseases. Our research tools include X-ray crystallography, cryo-electron microscopy, protein biochemistry, molecular virology, and vaccine and drug designs.

Expertise

Host-Pathogen Interface Biology cluster

Research

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