April 21, 2022

Our paper titled "Molecular basis for the cation selectivity of Salmonella typhimurium melibiose permease." is published in J. Mol. Biol. This work is a result of a successful collaboration with Dr. Guan Lan's group at Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center (TTUHSC). Cheers!

April 4, 2022
We received funding from the Welch Foundation, a prestigious award in Texas recognizing the research investigator's scientific contributions.

 

March 27, 2022

Dr. Ruibin Liang gave a poster presentation titled "Effects of enzyme-ligand interactions on the photoisomerization of a light-regulated chemotherapeutic drug" at Gordon Research Conference on Photosensory Receptors and Signal Transduction, Ventura, CA, United States.


March 17, 2022
Our paper titled "Effects of enzyme-ligand interactions on the photoisomerization of a light-regulated chemotherapeutic drug"
is published in J. Phys. Chem. B (PDF). Cheers!

February 26, 2022
Dr. Ruibin Liang gave an invited talk titled "Effects of enzyme-ligand interactions on the photoisomerization of a light-regulated chemotherapeutic drug" at the 6th International Conference on Catalysis and Chemical Engineering, San Francisco, California

January 13, 2022
Amirhossein Bakhtiiari joined our research group as a graduate student. Welcome, Amirhossein!

November 5, 2021
Dr. Ruibin Liang gave an invited talk titled "Towards understanding photoactive biomolecular systems through multiscale simulation" at Purdue University, Department of Chemistry


November 2, 2021
Our paper titled "Protein confinement fine-tunes aggregation-induced emission in human serum albumin" is published in Phys. Chem. Chem. Phys. Cheers!

October 28, 2021
Dr. Ruibin Liang gave an invited talk titled "First-principles non-adiabatic dynamics simulation of the molecular photoswitches in solution and protein" at Center for Membrane Protein Research 13th Annual Virtual Symposium in Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center

August 25, 2021
Dr. Ruibin Liang gave a talk titled "First-principles non-adiabatic dynamics simulation of azobenzene photodynamics in solutions" at  the ACS Fall 2021


August 22, 2021
Dr. Ruibin Liang gave a talk titled "Light activation mechanism of channelrhodopsin 2" at  the ACS Fall 2021


June 15, 2021
Dr. Ruibin Liang gave a talk titled "Light-activation of Channelrhodopsin 2" at  the CT4OPTO Workshop on “Principles of Light-Induced Charge Transfer for Optogenetics”


April 21, 2021Our first paper titled "First-Principles Nonadiabatic Dynamics Simulation of Azobenzene Photodynamics in Solutions" is published on J. Chem. Theory Comput (PDF). Cheers!

August 24, 2020
Dr. Ruibin Liang started as an assistant professor in the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry at Texas Tech University. The Liang group opened for business.