Wei Mi wins Outstanding Postdoc Award for Cell Biology! - Oct 24, 2017

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Wei Mi

Congratulations to Dr. Wei Mi, a postdoctoral fellow in the Liao lab, who won the 2017 Outstanding Postdoc Fellow Award for the Department of Cell Biology. This award is given out annually to a postdoc in each research department by the HMS/HSDM Office of Postdoctoral Fellows. Wei's research focuses on understanding the molecular basis of lipid transport between leaflets of a cell's bilayer membrane. Specifically, he is trying to understand how certain membrane proteins, such as flippases, carry out this important cellular function. Currently, Wei is studying MsbA, a flippase found in the membranes of Gram-negative bacteria. Understanding the structure and mechanism of MsbA will be valuable in the design of antibiotics.