Hongmin Qin

Associate Professor

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:

  • Flagellar assembly and motility.
  • Biosynthesis of linear protein nanoarrays using flagellar axoneme.
  • Plant-pest interactions between crapemyrtle bark scale and crapemytle.
  • 3D printing artificial structures using living cells.
  1. 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 .
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Liu, Y, Visetsouk, M, Mynlieff, M, Qin, H, Lechtreck, KF, Yang, P et al.. H+- and Na+- elicited rapid changes of the microtubule cytoskeleton in the biflagellated green alga Chlamydomonas. Elife. 2017;6 :. doi: 10.7554/eLife.26002. PubMed PMID:28875932 PubMed Central PMC5779235.
  8. Jiang, X, Hernandez, D, Hernandez, C, Ding, Z, Nan, B, Aufderheide, K et al.. IFT57 stabilizes the assembled intraflagellar transport complex and mediates transport of motility-related flagellar cargo. J Cell Sci. 2017;130 (5):879-891. doi: 10.1242/jcs.199117. PubMed PMID:28104816 .
  9. Yanagisawa, HA, Mathis, G, Oda, T, Hirono, M, Richey, EA, Ishikawa, H et al.. FAP20 is an inner junction protein of doublet microtubules essential for both the planar asymmetrical waveform and stability of flagella in Chlamydomonas. Mol Biol Cell. 2014;25 (9):1472-83. doi: 10.1091/mbc.E13-08-0464. PubMed PMID:24574454 PubMed Central PMC4004596.
  10. Richey, E, Qin, H. Isolation of intraflagellar transport particle proteins from Chlamydomonas reinhardtii. Methods Enzymol. 2013;524 :1-17. doi: 10.1016/B978-0-12-397945-2.00001-9. PubMed PMID:23498731 .
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