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Assistant professor, Oregon State University
The research of Dr. Fang at OSU Chemistry is mainly focusing on bridging the currently wide gap between structure and function of biomolecules, resolving the intrinsic motions on their native timescale (femtoseconds to picoseconds), and offering deep insights and fresh perspectives on bioengineering and biomedicine. The conformational dynamics of the fascinating bionanomachines such as proteins are revealed by FSRS (Femtosecond Stimulated Raman Spectroscopy) when they are photosensitive, or by 2D IR (Two-Dimensional Infrared Spectroscopy) when they are in membrane environment where conventional structural techniques fall short. The real-time structural snapshots of functional biomolecules obtained using these state-of-the-art vibrational spectroscopic tools will help us design better bioimaging labels and highly potent drug molecules.