ProfileDr. Han received her B.S. in Bioscience from Soochow University (2009), M.S. in Bioengineering from Shandong University (2012), and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the United States (2017). After finishing her Ph.D., she continued her academic career as a postdoctoral research associate at Boston University (2018-2019) and worked as an Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato (2021-2022). She is now an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences in XJTLU.
Dr. Han is an X-ray crystallographer who combines structural biology with enzyme kinetics and other biochemical methods to address questions of enzyme catalysis, with a particular focus on inhibitor/drug design. Her current research focuses on the activation mechanism of the atypical aspartate-less response regulators (ALRs) and proteins involved in fructose metabolism.
Dr. Han’s laboratory is open to students of all levels and collaborators seeking assistance in protein crystallization and enzyme kinetics.