院友风采

1998级院友周小明入选第十一批“青年千人计划”

 

Education

Vanderbilt University

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D.), Biological Sciences

2004 – 2010

GPA: 3.887/4.0

Activities and Societies: Teaching Program

 

Nanjing University

Bachelor of Science (B.Sc.), Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

1998 – 2002

GPA: 90.0/100.0

Activities and Societies: Basketball Team

(Open)2 honors and awards

                        Excellent Undergraduate Student Award
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                        People’s Scholarship Award for four consecutive years
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Experience

 

Postdoctoral Research Scientist & Laboratory Manager

Columbia University

July 2010 – Present (4 years 8 months)New York, NY

Postdoctoral Research Scientist

•Project leader of membrane transport protein structures and functions

•Performed protein expression, purification, characterization and crystallization routinely in both bacterial and eukaryotic systems

•Solved a number of protein transporter structures at high resolutions using X-ray crystallography

 

Laboratory Manager

•Oversaw laboratory safety operation in compliance with University’s regulations

•Engaged in project management including duty assignment, outcome analysis and report

•Engaged in budget management including a maximum of $25,000 monthly spending

•Provided laboratory administrative support by managing instrument operation, maintenance and laboratory supplies

 

Research Assistant/Associate

Vanderbilt University

September 2004 – June 2010 (5 years 10 months)Nashville, TN

•Project leader of functional reconstitution of lipid flippase

•Established protein purification technique in a cell biology laboratory

•Improved yield of a recombinant protein in yeast by 100 fold

•Developed a functional assay to solve a key issue being pursued for 25 years

 

Research Assistant

Nanjing University

September 2000 – June 2004 (3 years 10 months)Nanjing, China

•Investigated a potential selective immunosuppressant drug using mice models

•Studied potential application of glitazones on liposarcoma treatment using mouse adipocyte cell lines

•Evaluated anti-metastasis effect of herb extracts on mouse melanoma cell lines

 

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