• Welcome to the Laboratory of Structural Cell Biology at Emory

  • Welcome to the Laboratory of Structural Cell Biology at Emory

  • Welcome to the Laboratory of Structural Cell Biology at Emory

Contact

Bo Liang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine
O. Wayne Rollins Research Center
Office: G247     Labs: G240 & G238
1510 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322

Office:  404.727.5121
Labs:    404.727.8915
Fax:      404.727.2738

bo.liang@emory.edu

For general lab-related inquires:
liang.admin@emory.edu

About the Lab

The Laboratory of Structural Cell Biology at Emory, led by Dr. Bo Liang, conducts interdisciplinary research in biochemistry, structural biology, molecular cell biology, microbiology and neurobiology. The principal goal of our research is to scrutinize high-resolution structural details and to understand the molecular mechanisms of large assemblies, including ribonucleoprotein complexes and membrane proteins using integrated approaches of cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM), x-ray crystallography and fluorescence light microscopy. Towards this goal, we have the following integrated areas of research emphasis:

  1. To understand the RNA synthesis machinery and to establish the RNA synthesis platform of non-segmented negative-sense (NNS) RNA viruses using multiple approaches.
  2. To decipher the molecular mechanisms of neurobiological diseases related proteins, including membrane receptors, ion channels and neurodegenerative disordered related assemblies using integrated methods.
  3. To define the structural and functional basis of other significant and challenging systems of protein, RNA and ribonucleoprotein complexes by cryo-EM and x-ray crystallography.

We are particularly interested in fostering a collaborative environment. We are keen to exploit our expertise in structural biology, and particularly cryo-EM, to elucidate the molecular machineries and associated mechanisms of traditionally challenging and interesting biological systems through collaboration.

For the description of our research programs and a collection of our results, see our Research page. You can consult the list of Publications, linked to their respective PDFs. You can get to know the lab members in our People page. Visit our Contact page for directions and other relevant information.

Training and Research Opportunities

We strongly support education and training of trainees with different levels in the Liang laboratory. We are always looking for highly motivated, enthusiastic and creative undergraduate and graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, visiting scholars and research specialists to join our research group.  

All inquiries and applications should email with the subject "Application – Your Name" to:

Bo Liang, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
Emory University School of Medicine
Room G247, Rollins Research Ctr.
1510 Clifton Rd. NE
Atlanta, GA 30322
bo.liang@emory.edu