About The Author

Yun-Xing Wang is a structural biologist who pioneered the combined use of NMR spectroscopy, small angle X-ray scattering (SAXS), diffraction and other biophysical methods to study RNA structural biology.  His laboratory research places emphases on solving long-standing important structural biology questions and uses the gained knowledge to develop diagnostic and therapeutic agents for cancer and HIV/AIDS.  His laboratory also invented the first RNA labeling “machine”.

Towards Obtaining Molecular Snapshots Of Biological Processes In Real Time

Biological functions and processes in organisms including human are carried out by many biomolecules.  Those biomolecules are proteins, DNA, RNA, polysugars, lipids and many small molecules like vitamins and other metabolites etc.  It is more often that we know about the chemical compositions of those players than we know about their three-dimensional (3D) architectures.  However,