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Quyen Q. Hoang, PhD
Associate Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology
Quyen Hoang, PhD, joined the IU School of Medicine faculty in 2009. He is a biochemist specialized in X-ray crystallography, genetic engineering, and protein biochemistry. In addition, Dr. Hoang researches the mechanisms neurodegenerative diseases.
Dr. Hoang currently serves as a principle investigator in the Laboratory of Molecular Neurodegeneration, where his main interests are in Parkinson's disease.
Titles & Appointments
- Adjunct Associate Professor of Neurology
The Hoang lab is interested in uncovering the molecular pathways of neurodegeneration. The group is currently focused on understanding the structures and functions of proteins associated with Parkinson’s disease and how they are altered by disease-associated mutations. These insights are then used to develop therapeutic strategies for combating the Parkinson's disease. To do so, the Hoang lab employs a multi-disciplinary approach that integrates a wide range of state-of-the-art techniques ranging from computational modeling/in silico docking to genetic engineering, protein biochemistry/enzymology to X-ray crystallography/EM/NMR, and from yeast genetics to cell biology to C. elegans genetics.