Wang, Tuo

    Tuo Wang received his Ph.D. degree in 2016 from MIT under the supervision of Prof. Mei Hong, and continued in Dr. Hong’s lab for postdoctoral training. His Ph.D. and postdoc work was focused on structural characterization of membrane proteins, Alzheimer’s Amyloid fibrils and plant primary cell walls. In 2017, he joined the faculty at Louisiana State University as an assistant professor and was promoted to Associate Professor in 2021. In 2022, he joined Michigan State University as the inaugural Carl Brubaker Associate Professor in Chemistry. In his independent career, he is more devoted to research on an under-investigated biomolecule: the carbohydrate. He has developed a carbohydrate-focused research program using solid-state NMR and DNP techniques, with applications on fungal pathogens, plant biomass, and microalgae. Tuo has received two early career awards from NSF and U.S. DOE, Ralph E. Powe award, Anatole Abragam Prize, and Varian Young Investigator Award.