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Bo Liang, PhD
Associate Professor, Department of Biochemistry and Co-Scientific Director, Robert P. Apkarian Integrated Electron Microscopy Core
Emory University School of Medicine
PhD, Molecular Biophysics, Florida State University
BA, Biology and Computer Science, University of Science and Technology of China

Mailing Address:
Atlanta , GA

Research Interests

The Liang Laboratory focuses on integrating the power and advantages of different imaging system modalities, including those using electrons, x-rays, and visible lights, and scrutinizing how macromolecular machinery functions in various biological processes in real-time at unprecedented resolution. Capitalizing on breakthroughs in detector technology and image processing algorithms, the Liang laboratory is particularly interested in using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), the technology that won the 2017 Nobel Prize in Chemistry, as a primary tool to visualize macromolecular complexity. Cryo-EM is exceptionally well suited for molecular systems traditionally challenging for structural characterization, including membrane proteins and large and heterogeneous assemblies. Also, the lab employs x-ray crystallography and fluorescence light microscopy to provide complementary structural and dynamic information for challenging systems of significant biological importance.



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