Arthur Laganowsky, Ph.D.

Nicholas Kurti Junior Research Fellow, Brasenose College, Physical and Theoretical Chemistry, University of Oxford (2011-2014), mentor Dame Carol V. Robinson Ph.D.

Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of California Los Angeles (2011), mentor David Eisenberg D.Phil.

M.S. in Biological Sciences, California State University Chico (2006)

B.S. in Biological Sciences, California State University Chico (2004)


Wen Liu, Ph.D.

Assistant Research Scientist

Ph.D. from Shandong University, China (1998)

B.S. from Shandong University, China (1993)

I joined the Institute of Biosciences and Technology, Texas A&M Health Science Center in January 2015. I have experience working on various soluble and membrane proteins. I have years of experience and expertise in the protein biochemistry field, especially in molecular cloning, site-directed mutagenesis, protein expression in bacteria, insect cells and yeast, and protein purification and characterization.


Xiao Cong, Ph.D.


Ph.D. in Chemistry, Texas A&M University (2015)

B.S. in Chemistry, Shandong University (2010)

I use native MS and IM-MS to investigate the binding thermodynamics of soluble/membrane protein or protein complexes and their interactions with ligands, lipids and other small molecules.


Yang Liu

Graduate Student

B.S. in Cell and Molecular Biology, University of Texas Austin, Texas (2011)

I use native ion mobility mass spectrometry to probe the structure and function of membrane proteins.  I am particularly interested in how lipids influence ion channel gating and binding to ligands, such as drugs and toxins.