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Jiaoyang Jiang, PhD

Assistant Professor

Our research interests span the gap between biology and chemistry. We are intrigued by the roles of protein posttranslational modifications in the complexity of epigenetic regulation. The research program integrates multidisciplinary approaches to elucidate how specific modifications occur and the molecular mechanisms through which these modifications regulate gene transcription in physiological and pathological processes. Our research focuses on two of these dynamic modifications: O-GlcNAcylation and methylation. Read more...

Dr. Jiaoyang Jiang, an Assistant Professor of Drug Discovery at UW-Madison School of Pharmacy, began her appointment in August 2013 after completing her postdoctoral research at Harvard Medical School in the laboratory of Suzanne Walker. During her postdoctoral research, she characterized the glycosyltransferase & the unique proteolytic activities of human O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT), and discovered a small molecule with novel mechanism of inhibition. She earned her PhD in chemistry from Brown University with David Cane, where she elucidated natural product biosynthetic pathways in bacteria.


  • Postdoc Chemical Biology - Harvard Medical School, 2013
  • PhD Chemistry - Brown University, 2009
  • BS Chemistry - Univ. of Science & Technology of China, 2004
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