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Principal Investigator

Wen Jiang
Dr. Wen Jiang
Professor of Biological Sciences
Purdue University

Dr. Jiang’s primary appointment is as professor in the Department of  Biological Sciences. He is also the scientific director of the Purdue Cryo-EM Facility. In addition, he has a courtesy appointment in the Department of Chemistry, Purdue University and is a member of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research, Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery, Purdue Institute of Inflammation, Immunology and Infectious Disease (PI4D).

Dr. Jiang has a B.S. in Physics from Peking University, M.S. in Biophysics from the Institute of Biophysics, Chinese Academy and Sciences, and Ph.D./Postdoc in Cryo-EM with Prof. Wah Chiu from Baylor College of Medicine.


Manali Ghosh
Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Xueyong Xu

Graduate Students

Brenda Gonzalez
Ph.D. Student
Biological Sciences
Frank Vago
Ph.D. Student
Biological Sciences
Reja Hoq
Ph.D. Student
Chen Sun
Ph.D. Student
Biological Sciences
Daoyi Li
Ph.D. Student
Biological Sciences
Kadir Ozcan
Ph.D. Student
Biological Sciences

Undergraduate Students

Hannah Pletcher

Future Members

Candidates with a wide background from biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, to computer sciences, etc. are all welcome. If you are self-motivated and interested in the research done in our lab, please contact Dr. Wen Jiang at jiang12@purdue.edu with your resume or CV attached.

  • Undergraduate students: Undergraduate student(s) from any department at Purdue can be accepted to participate in a research project in the group.
  • Graduate students: Positions for Ph.D. studies in my group are open to students in the Department of Biological SciencesDepartment of Chemistry, and the PULSe program.
  • Postdocs: Currently not available


Rui Yan – Ph.D. student. Currently a Staff Scientist at the Janelia Cryo-EM Facility

Kunpeng Li – Postdoc. Currently the Director of Cryo-EM Facility at Case Western U.

Guimei Yu – Ph.D. student. Currently a Postdoc at Purdue

Fei Guo – Postdoc. Currently the Director of Cryo-EM Facility at UC Davis

Zheng Liu – Postdoc. Currently the Assistant Director of Cryo-EM Facility at NYU Medical School

Feng Wang – Postdoc. Currently at Wuxi Biortus Biosciences Co. Ltd.

Weimin Wu – Postdoc. Currently a Research Scientist at NIH

Ping-an Fang – Postdoc. Currently a Research scientist at U. Pittsburgh

Min Su – Postdoc. Currently the Director of Cryo-EM Facility at U. Michigan

Teepanis Chachiyo – Postdoc. Currently a Professor at Naresuan University