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Assistant Professor of Biophysics
College of Science
Contact 864-656-0459 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Who is Dr. Ding?
Feng Ding is an assistant professor of biophysics in the Department of Physics and Astronomy. His research expertise includes computational biophysics and structural bioinformatics. The Ding research lab focuses on understanding the structure, dynamics and function relationship of biomolecules and molecular complexes using multiscale modeling approaches. The research interests of the lab range from methodology development to applications of these methods in protein misfolding and amyloid aggregation, molecular recognition, drug design, and interactions between engineered nanomaterials and biomolecules at the nano-bio interface.
Feng’s research and scholarship focuses on understanding the disease mechanisms at the molecular level. The mechanistic insights obtained by combining molecular modeling with experimental validation and characterization will help design therapeutic strategies in a cost-effective manner. The research effort to understand physicochemical determinations of interactions between nanoparticles and biomolecules will help advance applications of nanomedicine in health care, including therapeutics, diagnostic, drug delivery and imaging.
Molecular Modeling, Structural Bioinformatics, Protein Misfolding Diseases, Amyloid Diseases, Type-II Diabetes, Drug Design, Nanomedicine