Dr. Jiang received his B.S. and M.S. degree from Tongji University in China and Completed his Ph.D. degree at the University of Oklahoma. After graduating from OU, Dr. Jiang did his post-doctoral research at the University of California, Los Angeles.
CHEM 2060, CHEM 2070, CHEM 2060 Lab, CHEM 2070 Lab and CHEM 4100 Lab
Research and Teaching Interests
Our research is focused on structure and function relationship of membrane transporters in the Major Facilitator Superfamily (MFS). Transporters in the MFS family utilize the free energy released from downhill movement of ion (H+ or Na+) in response of an electrical chemical ion gradient to catalyze uphill translocation of their substrates across the cytoplasmic cell membrane. These transporters are involved in the uptake of many important biological substrates in cells, including carbohydrates, amino acids, metabolites, and ions, etc. We use multiple biochemical and biophysical approaches to study substrate recognition and protein dynamics of these transporters in their transport cycle.