Dr. Wei is interested in structures, dynamics, interactions, and signal transductions at the cell membrane.
I am interested in the biochemistry and biophysics of membrane proteins, and my research involves structural determination and dynamic studies of ion channels and receptors that are essential to sensory signal transduction. One family of ion channel proteins that are of particular interest are the transient potential receptor (TRP) channels, generally described as the vanguard of our sensory systems that are involved in temperature sensing, taste, olfaction, chemosensation, and mechanosensation. My lab is trying to elucidate the atomic details of the channel proteins and their corresponding activation and regulation mechanism, especially their interactions with membrane-bound second messenger, both structurally and dynamically, using novel nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopic methods, combining with other cutting-edge spectroscopic and thermodynamic techniques (fluorescence, CD, FTIR, ITC, DSC, SPR, etc.) and computational approaches.
- Ph.D., Columbia University, New York, NY 1999
- M.A., Columbia University, New York, NY 1995
- B.S., Peking University, Beijing, China, 1994
- University Research Council Award, 2008, Seton Hall University
- A TAF4-homology domain from the corepressor ETO is a docking platform for positive and negative regulators of transcription
Nature Structural and Molecular Biology, 14, 653- 661,
- iDC: A Comprehensive Toolkit for the Analysis of Residual Dipolar Couplings for Macromolecular Structure Determination
J. Biomol. NMR, 35(1), 17- 25,
- PISEMA Solid-State NMR Spectroscopy
Annual Reports on NMR Spectroscopy, 52, Academic Press Ltd, 1- 52,
- Recovery of Dipolar and Chemical Shift Anisotropic Interactions and Sideband Enhancement under Magic Angle Spinning
J. Magn. Reson, 158, 23- 35,
- One-Dimensional 1H-Detected Solid-State NMR Experiment to Determine Amide-1H Chemical Shifts in Peptides
Chemical Physsics Letters, 351(1-2), 42- 46,