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Welcome to Dr. Xin Wen's Research

photo of dr. xinDr. Xin Wen

Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry
California State University, Los Angeles
Los Angeles CA 90032
Office: Physical Science, room 620
(323) 343-2310

Our Research

Our research interests are at the chemistry-biology interface. We aim to understand the relationships between protein structure, dynamics, and function upon the ligand binding by biological, chemical, biophysical, and structural methods. We are currently working on two biological systems to:

  1. Identify highly efficient enhancers of antifreeze proteins and address fundamental questions in enhancement mechanisms for their final biomedical applications.
  2. Investigate the interactions between toxic metal ions and zinc finger proteins for a better understanding of metal (ion) carcinogenesis.

For more information, please take a look at our Research Page.