Xin LIANG, Ph.D.

Principal Investigator/Tenure Track Associate Professor

1999-2003 B.Sc.     Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2003-2007 Ph.D.     Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2008-2014 Postdoctoral fellow   MPI-CBG
2015-2019 Tenure-track Assistant Professor Tsinghua University  
2015-2019 Max-Planck Partner Group Leader Tsinghua University
2019-  Tenure-track Associate Professor Tsinghua University


Research interest

1. Microtubule dynamics (cell biology)
2. Molecular basis of microtubule-based mechanotransduction in Drosophila

Courses offered

Physiology (undergraduate), 48 lectures

Selected publications


1.Song, Y., Zhang, Y., Pan, Y., He, J., Wang, Y., Chen, W., Guo, J., Deng, H., Xue, Y.*, Fang, X.*, Liang, X.*. (2020) “The dimeric organization that enhances the microtubule end-binding affinity of EB1 is susceptible to phosphorylation.” J Cell Sci. doi: 10.1242/jcs.241216.
2. Sun, L., Y. Gao, J. He, L. Cui, J. Meissner, J. M. Verbavatz, B. Li, X. Feng and X. Liang* (2019). "Ultrastructural organization of NompC in the mechanoreceptive organelle of Drosophila campaniform mechanoreceptors." Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 116(15): 7343-7352. (Highlighted in Faulty 1000: here)
3. X. Liang*. (2019). "Microtubule nucleation and dynamic instability in interphase fission yeast." J Mol Cell Biol.
4. Sun, T., Y. Song, J. Dai, D. Mao, M. Ma, J. Q. Ni, X. Liang and J. C. Pastor-Pareja* (2019). "Spectraplakin Shot Maintains Perinuclear Microtubule Organization in Drosophila Polyploid Cells." Dev Cell 49(5): 731-747 e737.
5. X. Liang* and J. Howard* (2018). "Structural Biology: Piezo Senses Tension through Curvature." Curr Biol 28(8): R357-R359.
6. X. Liang* and J. Howard* (2017). "Structural Biology: A Force-Sensitive Ion Channel Springs to Life." Curr Biol 27(18): R1017-R1020.   

1. Liang X*, Sun LD and Liu Z, Mechanosensory Transduction in Drosophila Melanogaster. Springer. BOOK ISBN: 978-981-10-6525-5. DOI: 10.1007/978-981-10-6526-2.



2015-               Max-Planck Partner Group Program

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