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Principal Investigator

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

Dr. Jiang’s primary appointment is as a professor in the Department of  Biological Sciences. He is also the scientific director of the Purdue Cryo-EM Facility. In addition, he is a member of the Purdue Center for Cancer Research (PCCR), Purdue Institute for Drug Discovery(PIDD), 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.


Bharath Sakshibeedu
Xueyong Xu

Graduate Students

Frank Vago
Reja Hoq
Kadir Ozcan
Chen Sun
Daoyi Li
Camila Tanimoto

Future Members

Since our interdisciplinary research projects span a wide range of areas from wet lab, instruments, to computing, we welcome candidates with a background in biology, chemistry, physics, engineering, or computer sciences, etc. Each of the lab members could choose to specialize in a topic of his/her interest while having opportunities to interact with colleagues of complementary expertise. 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 CV attached.

  • Graduate students: We are looking for Ph.D. students through the graduate programs of Department of Biological Sciences, and/or the PULSe program
  • Postdocs: An NIH-funded postdoc position is available in the Jiang Lab! Contact Prof. Jiang for more details.
  • Undergraduate students: Undergraduate student(s) from any department at Purdue can be accepted to participate in a research project in the group. We prefer freshmen/sophomore year students who are interested in computational studies and with good academic standing (GPA>3.5)


  • Sam Nemeth – Undergraduate student
  • Brenda Gonzalez – Ph.D. student. Currently an application scientist at Refeyn company
  • Angela Agnew – Undergraduate student. Currently a Ph.D. student at UCLA
  • Hannah Pletcher – Undergraduate student. Currently a Ph.D. student at Washington University in St Louis
  • Manali Ghosh – Postdoc. Currently the Global STEM Operations Director for WINStep Forward (WSF)
  • Rui Yan – Ph.D. student. Currently a Staff Scientist at the Janelia Cryo-EM Facility of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI)
  • Kunpeng Li – Postdoc. Currently the Director of Cryo-EM Facility at Case Western U.
  • Guimei Yu – Ph.D. student. Currently a faculty at Tianjin Medical University
  • Fei Guo – Postdoc. Currently the Director of Cryo-EM Facility at UC Davis
  • Zheng Liu – Postdoc. Currently a Research Associate Professor at The Chinese Unversity of Hongkong, Shenzhen
  • Feng Wang – Postdoc. Currently a Senior Vice President 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