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Feng Ding

Associate Professor of Physics and Astronomy

  • Ph.D., Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • M.S., Physics, Boston University, Boston, MA
  • B.S., Physics, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China

Areas of Research


Prof. Ding is leading a computational biophysics lab at Clemson, which focuses on understanding the structure, dynamics and function interrelationship of biomolecules and molecular complexes. The long term goal of the Ding research lab is to develop state-of-the-art molecular modeling methodologies and apply these computational approaches to understand the molecular mechanisms of human diseases and help design therapeutic approaches in a cost-effective manner. The current research projects in the lab include understanding the interactions between engineered nanomaterials and biomolecules at the nano-bio interface for enabling nanomedicine and sustained nanotechnology, modeling molecular recognitions between small molecule ligands and protein receptors for drug discovery, and exploring anti-amyloid agents against the amyloid aggregation of islet amyloid peptides (IAPP, aggregation of which is associated with beta-cell death in type-2 diabetes).

Publication Lists

Feng Ding