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Wei Mi

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

Contact Information

Wei Mi

Lab Location

  • Sterling Hall of Medicine, B-Wing
    333 Cedar Street, Ste A, Rm 251
    New Haven, CT 06510


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 involved in lipopolysaccharide (LPS) synthesis and regulation with genetic, biochemical, and structural approaches.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Harvard Medical School (2018)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    the University of Washington (2014)
  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow
    Purdue University (2012)
  • PhD
    Peking University (2008)
  • BS
    Hebei University, Microbiology (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Dorsett L. Spurgeon Distinguished Research AwardDr. Dorsett L. Spurgeon and Mary L. Spurgeon Charitable Trust2017
Outstanding Postdoctoral Fellow AwardHarvard Medical School2017
Mercedes-Benz Shujuan ScholarshipPeking University2004

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