​Qianhu Forum 11

Structural Pharmacology of Nav and Cav channels

Lecturer:YAN Nieng

YAN Nieng,academician of the Chinese Academy of Sciences and professor of School of Life Sciences at Tsinghua University, is currently the president of Shenzhen Medical Academy of Research & Translation (SMART) and the Director of Shenzhen Bay Laboratory (SZBL). YAN Nieng received her Bachelor’s Degree from the Department of Biological Science and Technology at Tsinghua University in 2000 and Ph.D. from the Department of Molecular Biology at Princeton University in 2004, where she continued her postdoctoral research. She joined School of Medicine, Tsinghua University as a professor and doctoral supervisor in 2007. In 2012 and 2013, she was promoted to tenured professor and Bayer Endowed Chair Professor, respectively. In 2017, she was recruited by Princeton University and became the inaugural Shirley M. Tilghman Professor of Molecular Biology. In 2022, Yan Nieng served as the Founding President of Shenzhen Medical Academy of Research & Translation (SMART). In 2023, she served as the Director of Shenzhen Bay Laboratory (SZBL).

Academician Yan's primary research interest has been in the structural and mechanistic investigation of membrane transport proteins that are of tremendous physiological, pathophysiological, and pharmaceutical significance. She reported the first structures of the human glucose transporters GLUT1 and GLUG3, the eukaryotic voltage-gated sodium and calcium channels, and a number of proteins involved in sterol metabolism. Her present research program focuses on structure-guided mechanistic understanding and drug discovery for pain relief.

Lecture Time: 2:30 p.m. to 3:40 p.m., March 20 (Wednesday), 2024

Lecture Location: Music Hall, Qianhu Campus, Nanchang University

Organizers: Academic Committee of Nanchang University, Jiangxi Medical College of Nanchang University, School of Life Sciences of Nanchang University

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