Wei Mi, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

Departments & Organizations

Primary Faculty

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Biochemistry, Quantitative Biology, Biophysics and Structural Biology (BQBS) | Molecular Medicine, Pharmacology, and Physiology


Wei Mi obtained his PhD degree in structural biology at Peking University, Beijing, China. Fascinated by structures of membrane proteins, he came to the US and received postdoctoral training at Purdue University, the University of Washington and Harvard Medical School (HMS). At HMS, he joined the laboratory of Dr. Maofu Liao and used single particle cryo-electron microscopy (Cryo-EM) to determine structures of ATP-binding cassette transporters in lipid bilayer environment. In 2019, Dr Mi joined the Department of Pharmacology at Yale University School of Medicine. The focus of his research is to dissect mechanisms of membrane proteins with biochemical and structural approaches.

Education & Training

PhD Peking University (2008)
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Harvard Medical School
Postdoctoral Research Fellow the University of Washington
Postdoctoral Research Fellow Purdue University

Honors & Recognition

  • Dorsett L. Spurgeon Distinguished Research Award (2017)

  • Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow AwardHarvard Medical School (2017)

  • Mercedes-Benz Shujuan ScholarshipPeking University (2004)

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