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.