Professor Tang's lab is currently involved in a new research program of molecular biophysics. The main research goal is to understand the mechanisms and properties of protein assemblies. In particular, the Tang lab studies the assembly of the so-called cytoskeletal proteins, such as actin and tubulin, which form long filaments. Higher levels of assembly occur in solutions of these filaments, including isotropic networks, liquid crystalline phases, and densely packed lateral aggregates. We seek to elucidate interactions that govern the formation of these states, predict and manipulate transitions among them, and explore biomedical applications.

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Professor Jay X Tang received his BS from Peking University, and PhD of Physics from Brandeis University. After postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School, he served as assistant professor of physics at Indiana University from 1999-2002. Since 2003, he serves as an assistant professor of physics and engineering at Brown University.

Professor Tang's research area is experimental biophysics. He has particularly focused his efforts in self-assembly of protein filaments. The biological questions he attempts to address include morphology, pattern formation, force generation and motility of cells and the like.

Professor Tang enjoys teaching of physics and biophysics. In his spare time, he enjoys playing with kids and playing card games such as bridge.

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