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Wenxiang Cao, PhD

Research Scientist

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Wenxiang Cao, PhD


I was originally trained in theoretical physics and later changed to experimental physics using optical spectroscopic and kinetic methods to study proteins. My current researches focus on theoretical and experimental approaches in studying the chemical reaction cycling of protein enzymes and mechanical properties of protein polymers to understand how those proteins perform their biological functions in vivo.

Education & Training

  • postdoctoral fellowship or associate
    Yale University (2008)
  • PhD
    Northeastern University, Physics (2003)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
Postdoctoral FellowshipAmerican Heart Association2006