People

PI: Dr. Feng Ding
Dr. Feng Ding is an associate professor in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at Clemson University. He received his BS degree in Physics from the Department of Intensive Instruction at Nanjing University (NJU) in 1997. After two years as a graduate student in the Physics Department of NJU, he joined the Center for Polymer Studies at Boston University and obtained his PhD in Physics in January 2004, under the supervision of Prof. Eugene Stanley. From 2004 to 2012, Dr. Ding worked with Prof. Nikolay Dokholyan at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill as a postdoctoral fellow (2004-2006), research associate (2006-2008), and later research assistant professor (2008-2012). Dr. Ding joined Clemson in August 2012.

Email: fding@clemson.edu
Office Phone: 864-656-0459
Office: 107 Kinard


Postdoctoral Fellows

Yunxiang Sun, PhD

Dr. Sun got his PhD in biophysics from FuDan University. His research focuses on computational modeling of IAPP aggregation under different conditions, such as the presence of different kinds of biomolecules – lipids, small molecule drugs, proteins, or nanoparticles.

 

Ye Yang, PhD

Dr. Yang earned his PhD in condensed matter physics (biophysics and biochemistry) at the Chinese Academy of Sciences. He has studied the dependence of IAPP aggregation on the relative concentrations of zinc ions. His research will focus on understanding the endogenous inhibition of IAPP aggregation and searching for novel aggregation inhibitors in vitro and in vivo. Dr. Yang is working in my collaborator, Dr. Weiguo Cao’s lab .

 


Graduate Students

Xinwei Ge

Mr. Xinwei Ge got his BS from University of Science and Technology of China and joined Clemson in 2012. Xinwei is working on Nano-assembly, interactions between nanoparticles and biomolecules at the Nano-Bio interface, and recently inhibition of hIAPP aggregation. Xinwei has already published one first-authored paper in Small.

Email: xinweig@clemson.edu
Office: 109A Kinard
Web: http://dlab.clemson.edu/~xinweig
 

Bo Wang

Mr. Bo Wang joined Clemson in 2012. Bo’s projects include soft condensed matter, nanoparticle-protein interactions, and protein aggregations. Bo has published four research papers in the area of nano-bio interface, and protein aggregation inhibition by nanoparticles.

Email: bwang4@g.clemson.edu
Office: 109A Kinard
Web: http://dlab.clemson.edu/~bwang4/
 

Chi Zhang

Mr. Zhang joined Clemson in 2015. He got his BS degree from Peking University. His current research project focuses on studying the effects of nanoparticles and star polymers on IAPP aggregation.

Email: czhang6@g.clemson.edu
Office: 109A Kinard

 
 

Yanting Xing

Ms. Xing majors in Materials Science and Engineering. Her current research project is to understand the formation of “amyloid corona”, where proteins bind to amyloid fibrils.

Email: yantinx@g.clemson.edu
Office: 109A Kinard
 
 
 
 


Undergraduate Students

Mikael Toye

Mr. Toye is studying the recognition of peptides with carbon-based nanoparticles.
 
Email: mtoye@g.clemson.edu
 
 
 
 
 


Alumni

Slaven Radic, PhD

Dr. Radic graduated in March 2015. After a brief postdoctoral research with Dr. Marilyn Gunner at CUNY, he is now working at Wells Fargo.

Web: http://dlab.clemson.edu/~sradic

 
 
 
 
 

Nicholas K. Geitner, PhD

Dr. Geitner graduated in 2014. Now he is a postdoctoral researcher working with Dr. Mark Wiesner at Duke.

Web: http://dlab.clemson.edu/~ngeitner

 
 
 
 

Dr. Praveen Nedumpully

Dr. Nedumpully-Govindan worked in the lab as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow from Jun 2013 to Jan 2016. Praveen’s research focused on nano-bio interface, protein aggregation, and protein-ligand recognition. Currently, he is working with Dr. Thirumalai at the University of Texas at Austin.

Web: http://dlab.clemson.edu/~praveen
 
 
 

Domen B. Jemec , BS, Genetics Major
Domen is working as a consultant at Manhattan Associates.

Rachel Andorfer, BS, Physics Major
Rachel is joining the graduate program of Clemson Biomedical Engineering.