Bo Liang, PhD
Assistant Professor

Department of Biochemistry
O. Wayne Rollins Research Center
Office: Room 4113 Labs: 4150 & 4154
1510 Clifton Road NE
Atlanta, Georgia 30322
Tel 404.727.5121
Fax 404.727.2738


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-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 of the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) and human parainfluenza virus (HPIV) ribonucleoprotein complexes by single particle cryo-EM and x-ray crystallography;
  2. To establish the RNA synthesis platform and define the molecular mechanisms of RSV and HPIV RNA synthesis using multiple approaches;
  3. To understand the structural basis of other challenging systems of significant biological importance including membrane proteins through collaboration using single particle cryo-EM.

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

Training and Research Opportunities

We are always interested in hearing from highly motivated, enthusiastic, and creative students, postdoctoral fellows and technicians to join our research group.

All inquiries and applications should be emailed to Dr. Bo Liang at

Bo Liang, PhD
Assistant Professor
Department of Biochemistry
1510 Clifton Road NE, Room 4113
Rollins Research Center
Atlanta, GA 30322