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Lanlan Han

Assistant Professor

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Dr. Han received her B.S. in Bioscience from Soochow University (2009), M.S. in Bioengineering from Shandong University (2012), and Ph.D. in Chemistry from University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee in the United States (2017). After finishing her Ph.D., she continued her academic career as a postdoctoral research associate at Boston University (2018-2019) and worked as an Assistant Professor at Minnesota State University, Mankato (2021-2022). She is now an Assistant Professor at the Department of Biological Sciences in XJTLU. Dr. Han is an X-ray crystallographer who combines structural biology with enzyme kinetics and other biochemical methods to address questions of enzyme catalysis, with a particular focus on inhibitor/drug design. Her current research focuses on the activation mechanism of the atypical aspartate-less response regulators (ALRs) and proteins involved in fructose metabolism. Dr. Han’s laboratory is open to students of all levels and collaborators seeking assistance in protein crystallization and enzyme kinetics.

Research interests

Aspartate-less response regulators (ALRs)

Fructose metabolism

Enzyme kinetics

Structure based drug design and screening


Assistant Professor, Department of Biological Sciences, Xian Jiaotong-Liverpool University, September 2022 to Present

Assistant Professor, Department of Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Geology, Minnesota State University Mankato, 2021-2022

Postdoc, Department of Biology, Boston University, 2018-2019


BIO312 Protein Structure and Function

BIO303 Final Year Project

BIO209 Higher Organic Chemistry

CHEM 111 Chemistry of Life Process Part II: Organic and Biochemistry, Minnesota State University Mankato

CHEM 106 Chemistry of Life Process I: General Chemistry, Minnesota State University Mankato

CHEM 104 General Chemistry and Qualitative Analysis, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Awards and honours

May 2017 Sosnovksy Award for Excellence in Graduate Research at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2016-2017 Graduate Student Excellence Fellowship (GSEF) Award at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

Sep 2015 The Chairs Prize for my poster titled A Novel PLP-Dependent L-Arginine Hydroxylase in L-Enduracididine Biosynthesis at the 35th Midwest Enzyme Chemistry Conference in Chicago, IL

May 2013 The Student Accessibility Center (SAC) Excellence Award at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee

2008-2009 Peoples comprehensive scholarship at Soochow University

2007-2008 Peoples comprehensive scholarship at Soochow University

2006-2007 Peoples comprehensive scholarship at Soochow University

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 3 - Good Health and Well-being
  • SDG 15 - Life on Land

Education/Academic qualification

Ph.D., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - 2017

M.S., Shandong University, Jinan, Shandong, China - 2012

B.S., Soochow University, Suzhou, Jiangsu, China - 2009


  • QH301 Biology
  • Structural Biology
  • Drug design
  • Drug screening

Person Types

  • Staff


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