University of Science and Technology of China, Hefei, China                 B.S.

Institute of Biophysics Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing, China    M.S.

Yale University, New Haven, CT                                                              M.Phil

Yale University, New Haven, CT                                                              PhD

Yale University, New Haven, CT                                                              Postdoc

Rockefeller University, New York, NY                                                      Postdoc


Graduate School
Yale University (2002)

Research Interest

  • Lipid dependent gating effects on voltage-gated ion channels, both structure and function, and their relation to human diseases, especially neulogical diseases.
  • New surface engineering technology for single molecule imaging by cryoEM, and structure determination of molecular complexes of 150-400 kDa in mass and/or of low abundance.
  • Structural basis of a ligand-gated calcium release channel


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Antibacterial membrane attach by a pore-forming C-type lectin.
Sohini Mukherjee, Hui Zheng, Mehabaw Derebe, Keith Callenberg, Carrie L. Partch, Darcy Rollins, Daniel C. Propheter, Josep Rizo, Michael Grabe, Qiu-Xing Jiang*, and Lora V. Hooper*. Nature 2014 7481 505 103-107
Prevalent mechanism of membrane bridging by synaptotagmin-1.
Seven AB, Brewer KD, Shi L, Jiang QX, Rizo J Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2013 Aug 110 34 E3243-52
Vibrio effector protein, VopQ, forms a lysosomal gated channel that disrupts host ion homeostasis and autophagic flux.
Sreelatha A, Bennett TL, Zheng H, Jiang QX, Orth K, Starai VJ Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 2013 Jun
Reconstitution of a Kv channel into lipid membranes for structural and functional studies.
Lee S, Zheng H, Shi L, Jiang QX J Vis Exp 2013 77 e50436
The influence of lipids on the voltage-gated ion channels
Qiu-Xing Jiang and Tamir Gonen Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol 2012
Phase Transitions in the Assembly of Multi-Valent Signaling Proteins.
Pilong Li, Sudeep Banjade, Hui-Chun Cheng, Soyeon Kim, Stone Chen, Liong Guo, Marc Llaguno, Javoris V. Hollingsworth, David S. King, Salman F. Banani, Paul S. Russo, Qiu-Xing Jiang, B. Tracy Nixon, and Michael K. Rosen Nature 2012 483 336-340
Structural insights into the activation of RIG-I, a nanosensor for viral RNAs
Qiu-Xing Jiang and Zhijian J. Chen EMBO Rep 2011 13 1 7-8


Featured Books Legend Featured Books

CryoEM study of ion channels. In Handbook of Ion Channels

Qiu-Xing Jiang and Liang Shi (2014, in press). New York, CRC press

Honors & Awards

  • National Innovative Research Award
    AHA (2012)
  • Travel Award for Junior Faculty
    GRC Molecular and Cellular Biology of Lipids. (2011)
  • EUREKA award
    NIH for unconventional research (2009)
  • Endowed Scholarship
    UT Southwestern Medical Center (2007)
  • University Fellowship
    Yale University (1995)

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • American Chemical Society (2012)
  • American Heart Association (2012)
  • Biophysical Society (1998)