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Wei Mi

Assistant Professor of Pharmacology

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Wei Mi

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Biography

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)

Activities

  • Regulatory mechanisms of lipopolysaccharide synthesis in Escherichia coli
    online 2022
    International SMALP Conference
  • Regulatory Mechanisms of Lipopolysaccharide Synthesis in Escherichia coli
    Chicago, IL, United States 2022
    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (BMB) Seminar
  • Regulatory Mechanisms of Lipopolysaccharide Synthesis in Escherichia coli
    Dover, VT, United States 2022
    Gordon Research Conference on Bacterial Cell Surfaces

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

Professional Service

OrganizationRoleDate
Advanced Bacterial Genetics at Cold Spring Harbor LaboratoryParticipant2023
Editorial Board of Molecular Biophysics, Frontiers in Molecular BiosciencesEditor2022 - Present
Block Allocation Groups at Brookhaven National LaboratoryAs a leading PI, I organized more than 20 laboratories to apply for the BAG application at BNL, which allowed users at Yale free access to the Krios for more than hundreds of hours.2021 - Present
6th New England Cryo-EM SymposiumAs a co-chair, Dr. Franziska Bleichert and I organized the 6th New England Cryo-EM Symposium, which promoted Yale cryoEM community in the region.2021
New England Cryo-EM SymposiumAs a co-chair, I organized the 6th New England Cryo-EM Symposium, which is a regional conference including participants from Harvard, MIT, Yale, UMass, etc.2021
6th New England Cryo-EM SymposiumAs a co-chair, Dr. Franziska Bleichert and I organized the 6th New England Cryo-EM Symposium, which promote the reputation of Yale cryoEM in the New England region.2021
eLife, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology (NSMB), ScienceColab, Communications Biology, The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC)as anonymous reviewers for journals including eLife, Nature Structural & Molecular Biology (NSMB), ScienceColab, Communications Biology, The Journal of Biological Chemistry (JBC)2020 - Present

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