Hongmin Qin


Fax: 979-845-2891

Qin Lab Website

3258 TAMU
Biological Sciences Building West
Room 228A

Biological Sciences Building West
Room 201

Joined the Department in 2006

  • B.S., 1993, Shandong University, China, Microbiology Engineering.
  • Ph.D., 1999, The Institute of Microbiology, Chinese Academy of Sciences.
  • Postdoctoral Research, Yale University, Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology.

The Qin lab engages in a broad spectrum of scientific projects, ranging from hypothesis-driven basic empirical research to applied science addressing industry-related issues, such as engineered biological structures and agriculture endeavors. Of particular interest are problems centered on large biochemical complex assembly, artificial biological structures engineered by 3D printing, and integrated pest management. The four Qin lab current research focuses are:

  • Biophysical response of 3D ciliated lung epithelia cells to extreme environments
  • Plant-pest interactions between crapemyrtle bark scale and crapemytle
  • Gene editing for plant breeding
  • Flagellar assembly and motility, Biosynthesis of linear protein nanoarrays using flagellar axoneme
  1. Huang, H, Lu, Z, Fan, X, Zhai, W, Zhang, L, Xu, D et al.. Urban heatwave, green spaces, and mental health: A review based on environmental health risk assessment framework. Sci Total Environ. 2024; :174816. doi: 10.1016/j.scitotenv.2024.174816. PubMed PMID:39019287 .
  2. Hess, RA, Erickson, OA, Cole, RB, Isaacs, JM, Alvarez-Clare, S, Arnold, J et al.. Virtually the Same? Evaluating the Effectiveness of Remote Undergraduate Research Experiences. CBE Life Sci Educ. 2023;22 (2):ar25. doi: 10.1187/cbe.22-01-0001. PubMed PMID:37058442 PubMed Central PMC10228262.
  3. Xie, R, Wu, B, Gu, M, Qin, H. Life table construction for crapemyrtle bark scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae): the effect of different plant nutrient conditions on insect performance. Sci Rep. 2022;12 (1):11472. doi: 10.1038/s41598-022-15519-6. PubMed PMID:35794195 PubMed Central PMC9259638.
  4. Wu, B, Chun, E, Xie, R, Knox, GW, Gu, M, Qin, H et al.. Real-Time Feeding Behavior Monitoring by Electrical Penetration Graph Rapidly Reveals Host Plant Susceptibility to Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Hemiptera: Eriococcidae). Insects. 2022;13 (6):. doi: 10.3390/insects13060495. PubMed PMID:35735833 PubMed Central PMC9224517.
  5. Ishikawa, H, Tian, JL, Yu, JE, Marshall, WF, Qin, H. Biosynthesis of Linear Protein Nanoarrays Using the Flagellar Axoneme. ACS Synth Biol. 2022;11 (4):1454-1465. doi: 10.1021/acssynbio.1c00439. PubMed PMID:35271249 PubMed Central PMC9753153.
  6. Wu, B, Xie, R, Knox, GW, Qin, H, Gu, M. Host Suitability for Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) Differed Significantly among Crapemyrtle Species. Insects. 2020;12 (1):. doi: 10.3390/insects12010006. PubMed PMID:33374734 PubMed Central PMC7823534.
  7. Finetti, F, Pan, J, Qin, H, Delaval, B. Editorial: Dissecting the Intraflagellar Transport System in Physiology and Disease: Cilia-Related and -Unrelated Roles. Front Cell Dev Biol. 2020;8 :615588. doi: 10.3389/fcell.2020.615588. PubMed PMID:33330515 PubMed Central PMC7728847.
  8. Xie, R, Wu, B, Dou, H, Liu, C, Knox, GW, Qin, H et al.. Feeding Preference of Crapemyrtle Bark Scale (Acanthococcus lagerstroemiae) on Different Species. Insects. 2020;11 (7):. doi: 10.3390/insects11070399. PubMed PMID:32605244 PubMed Central PMC7412028.
  9. Ma, R, Hendel, NL, Marshall, WF, Qin, H. Speed and Diffusion of Kinesin-2 Are Competing Limiting Factors in Flagellar Length-Control Model. Biophys J. 2020;118 (11):2790-2800. doi: 10.1016/j.bpj.2020.03.034. PubMed PMID:32365327 PubMed Central PMC7264807.
  10. Tian, JL, Qin, H. O-GlcNAcylation Regulates Primary Ciliary Length by Promoting Microtubule Disassembly. iScience. 2019;12 :379-391. doi: 10.1016/j.isci.2019.01.031. PubMed PMID:30796923 PubMed Central PMC6374784.
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