Goran Stjepanovic, researcher
Goran received his PhD from Ruprecht-Karls University Heidelberg. His research was focused on the signal recognition particle (SRP) pathway involved in co-translational protein translocation across membranes. His post-doctoral work at NIH and UC Berkeley was on understanding the structure and regulatory mechanisms of the autophagy-specific PI3-kinase and ULK1 protein complexes. In 2018, Goran became an Assistant Professor at CUHK(SZ). He is a principal investigator at the Kobilka Institute of Innovative Drug Discovery.
Liu Ming, RA
Liu Ming received his MSc in biochemistry and molecular Biology from South China Agricultural University (SCAU). His master thesis was on the the role of growth factors in the cellular development and tumorigenesis. Ming is now training in structural biology and protein biophysics in our lab. He is interested in the transport of lipids across biological membranes. Outside the lab, Ming likes hiking and mountain climbing.
Yang Wang, Postdoctoral fellow
Yang received her PhD at China Pharmaceutical University. Her PhD thesis was on the post-translational modifications of ribosomal proteins and transcription factors in pancreatic cancer cells. Yang is now a postdoc in our lab. She is interested in molecular regulation of autophagy, and studying the relationships between autophagy and basic processes such as proliferation, metabolism, and cell death. Outside the lab, Yang enjoys playing guitar and photography.
Wang Xi, PhD student
Wang received her MSc in Nanobiotechnology and Structural biology from Lomonosov Moscow State University (MSU). Her master thesis was on the the cryo-EM analysis of the bacteriophage OBP chaperonin complexes. Her current research uses cryo-EM and biochemical assays to study the membrane proteins involved in dynamic regulation and maintenance of organelle interaction. Wang likes to listen music and travel.
Mai Xinyi, PhD student
Xinyi majored in Biological Science at Nanjing University. During her UG studies, Xinyi investigated the effects of rapamycin and starvation on autophagy, apoptosis and cell cycle control. She followed her passion for membrane biology, and is currently training as PhD student in structural biology. Xinyi current research uses biochemical and biophysical tools and related functional approaches to investigate molecular mechanisms of lipophagy.
Lei Zhao, Postdoctoral fellow
Lei received his PhD at Chonnam National University, Korea. His PhD thesis was on the NAD(P)H-dependent redox control proteins in Deinococcus radiodurans. Lei is now a postdoc in our lab. He focuses on the study of molecular regulation mechanism of intracellular lipid transfer systems. Outside the lab, Lei likes to do exercise and travel.
Cheng Xinyi, lab management
Xinyi majored in environmental and public health management at Hong Kong Baptist University. Her thesis research was focused on the effects of climate change on Marine mammals. Xinyi brings together her managerial skills and knowledge of safety and lab procedures to ensure that our laboratory operates smoothly. Outside the lab, Xinyi likes running, reading and listening to music.