2018.1.29. Our work on uncovering the molecular mechanism of the cross-talk between Alzheimer's disease and type-2 diabetes is now in press with ACS Chemical Neuroscience. Congratulations to Xinwei, Yang Ye and Yunxiang!
2017.10.17. Our joint work with Monash University (Australia) entitled "Star Polymers Reduce IAPP Toxicity via Accelerated Amyloid Aggregation" is now accepted for publication in Biomacromolecules. Congratulations to Xinwei and Bo!
2017.10.1. Yunxiang's paper on the Oligomerization and Fibrillization dynamics of peptides is accepted for publication in PCCP, where the aggregation free energy landscape is directly visualized!
Congratulations to Yunxiang!
2017.7.25. Our review entitled "Modulating protein amyloid aggregation with nanomaterials" is now accepted for publication in ES Nano. Congratulations to Bo and Yunxiang!
2017.7.19. Our work on the endogenous inhibition of IAPP aggregation in pancreatic beta-cells, first authored by Xinwei, is now accepted for publication in Chem. Comm. The work is also featured as the front cover article. Congratulations to Xinwei!
2017.6.26. Our review paper "NanoEHS beyond toxicity – focusing on biocorona" has been selected as the front cover article by Environmental Science: Nano.
2017.5.15. Dr. Ding receives the Outstanding Young Researcher Award from College of Science, Clemson.
2017.2.24. Bo Wang is awarded outstanding graduate researcher by both the department and the new College of Science. Congratulations to Bo!
2016.9.23. Our paper "Brushed polyethylene glycol and phosphorylcholine for grafting nanoparticles against protein binding" first authored by Bo and co-authored by Xinwei is accepted for publication in Polymer Chemistry. The work suggests that brushed phosphorylcholine polymer is a better alternative to PEG as the grafting agent of nanoparticles to achieve anti-fouling properties.
2016.9.1. Bo Wang is awarded a career development supplement grant from NSF. Congratulations to Bo!
2016.8.31. Congratulations to the lab for being awarded the NIGMS MIRA award! The project is entitled "Inhibition of Human Islet Amyloid Polypeptide Aggregation", which will allow us to uncover the aggregation mechanism of IAPP in type-2 diabetes and search for novel anti-amyloid approaches from three directions, including 1) the endogenous inhibition of IAPP aggregation in healthy individuals, 2) the inhibition of IAPP aggregation by small molecules, and 3) de novo designed nanomaterials with anti-aggregation properties.
2016.8.26. The positions have been filled! -- Our lab has an on-going opening for one or two postdoctoral fellows. The research project is supported by NIH to investigate amyloid aggregation related to type-2 diabetes and search for novel anti-amyloid therapeutic approaches.
2016.2.25. Our latest Small journal paper is highlighted in the current issue of Pancreatic Cell News. The work is the result of an international collaboration between Clemson University, University of Melbourne, St Vincent's Institute of Medical Research, and University of Michigan.
2016.2.16. Dr. Ding is selected for an NSF CAREER award - "Multiscale Study of the Structure and Dynamics of Nanoparticle-Protein Coronae".