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The Metalloprotein Lab Group at UTSA


                  We welcome prospective students who are interested in pursuing graduate studies in chemistry, biochemistry, and biophysics! There is an ample opportunity in our lab to learn about biocatalysis, chemical biology, enzymology, medicinal chemistry, molecular and structural biology, nutrition and drug metabolism, and protein chemistry as well as to small-molecule drug discovery programs for antitumor, antibiotics, and antidepressants. All are conducted within our lab. We have the research interests to meet your needs.

Principal Investigator




Aimin Liu, Ph.D.

Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry

Lutcher Brown Distinguished Chair in Biochemistry

Department of Chemistry

The University of Texas at San Antonio

San Antonio, TX 78249-0698




Postdoctoral Fellow

                Dr. Inchul Shin (Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Seoul National University)     E-mail

                Dr. Jiasong Li (Ph.D. in Biochemistry, University of Science and Technology of China)     E-mail

                Dr. Yu Yang (Ph.D. in Biochemistry, Jiangnan University)     E-mail



Graduate Research Assistant

               Mr. Ian Davis (Lab Manager)     E-mail

               Ms. Yifan Wang     E-mail

               Ms. Romie Nguyen     E-mail

               Mr. Ephrahime Traore     E-mail

               Mr. Samuel Montoya     E-mail



Undergraduate Research Scholar

                 Mr. Chinedum Udokwu     E-mail

                 Ms. Christine Huynh     E-mail



Lab Alumni and Current (or Last Known) Post


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