Yunxiang Li, Ph.D.

Lecturer I

Chemistry & Biochemistry

Yunxiang Li, Ph.D.

SRC 104L



Vanni joined Texas Woman's University in Fall 2016 after completing his PhD at Texas Tech University. His current research focuses on the structure and functions of ATP synthase and P-type ATPase. He is also interested in the connection between molecular anthropology and linguistics. When he is not spending days being a biochemist, he enjoys photographing, chess and music.


Ph.D., Chemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX
B.S., Pharmaceutical Science, Tianjin University, Tianjin, China PR

Research Interests

Bioenergetics; Structrural Biology; Protein Biochemistry; Tryptophan Fluorescence

Latest Articles

The nucleotide binding affinities of two critical conformations of Escherichia coli ATP synthase
Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics (2021)
Yunxiang Li, Neydy A Valdez, Nelli Mnatsakanyan, Joachim Weber

Identification of two segments of the γ subunit of ATP synthase responsible for the different affinities of the catalytic nucleotide binding sites
Journal of Biological Chemistry (2019)
Nelli Mnatsakanyan, Yunxiang Li, Joachim Weber

Interaction between γC87 and γR242 residues participates in energy coupling between catalysis and proton translocation in Escherichia coli ATP synthase
Biochimica et Biophysica Acta (2019)
Yunxiang Li, Xinyou Ma, Joachim Weber