Xiangyun Qiu

Xiangyun Qiu

Address: Science and Engineering Hall (SEH)
Phone: 202-994-6537
[email protected]

Areas of Expertise

Molecular Biophysics, X-ray and Neutron Scattering, and Nucleic Acids Biophysics

Current Research

We are particularly interested in discovering the kind of new knowledge that brings physics to biology. Our approach is to start at the molecular level and work from bottom up on biomolecules of increasing complexity. Developing faithful physical models and refining them with experiments have been the staples of our endeavor. Our research has spanned all families of biomolecules from nucleic acids to protein to lipids, and the primary techniques in the lab are x-ray and neutron scattering, force measurements, and biophysical modeling. The latest addition to our research portfolio is the area of medical physics.


2004, PhD in condensed matter physics, Michigan State University

1999, BS in Physics and BE in Computer Engineering, University of Science and Technology of China



2017-now, associate professor of physics, GWU

2010-2017, assistant professor of physics, GWU

2007-2010, research fellow, National Institute of Health

2004-2007, postdoctoral associate, Cornell University