Jiaoyang Jiang

Credentials: PhD

Position title: Associate Professor

Email: jiaoyang.jiang@wisc.edu

Website: Jiang Lab

Phone: 608-265-6732

6113 Rennebohm Hall
School of Pharmacy
University of Wisconsin–Madison
777 Highland Ave
Madison, WI 53705-2222

Headshot of Jiaoyang Jiang

Focus Groups

Signal Transduction and Cancer Biology


PhD, Brown University

Research Summary

We aim to uncover new functions of protein glycosylation in biology and disease by harnessing various interdisciplinary techniques, including chemical biology, biochemistry, molecular biology, structural biology, cell biology, mass spectrometry and imaging that could promote novel understanding and treatments for a range of conditions, including cancer, diabetes and neurodegenerative diseases

Research Detail

The overarching goal of our research program is to understand the molecular mechanisms and biological functions of protein glycosylation, especially O-GlcNAcylation. This unique modification dynamically regulates a wide variety of physiological and pathological processes. However, the mechanism underlying its dynamic regulation and aberrant function remains largely unknown. The Jiang Research Group has been active in developing innovative tools, determining novel protein structures, and uncovering regulatory pathways to characterize the functions of O-GlcNAc cycling enzymes (OGT and OGA), and design new strategies to control the level of this modification for drug discovery. We have three main research areas: (1) Protein Structure and Mechanism, (2) Chemical Probe Development, and (3) Regulation of Cellular Functions.