Qinyu Zhu, Ph.D. grew up in Jiangxi, China and got his bachelor’s degree in Life Sciences at Peking University. Dr. Zhu was introduced to the field of structural biology by his graduate mentor, Dr. Junyu Xiao, at Peking University, focusing on the structural study of secretory pathway kinases, such as Fam20A/C and POMK.
As his studies continued, Dr. Zhu became passionate about dissecting the relevant molecular mechanisms of proteins that are involved in essential pathways or are aberrant in diseases. Now, as a postdoctoral fellow, Dr. Zhu is working on membrane proteins involved in somatosensation and pain signaling.
Beyond structural biology, Dr. Zhu also loves science fiction and watching the football matches of his favorite team, Real Madrid.