Chongyuan Wang, Ph.D. Associate Professor 

Shenzhen Institutes of Advanced Technology

Research Areas

I received PhD degree in structural biology at the University of Science and Technology of China in 2014. Then I went on my career research at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in the United States and was promoted to senior research scientist. I joined Shenzhen Institute of Advanced Technology, Chinese Academy of Sciences as an Associate Professor in 2022. In the last 5 years,I have published 7 papers as the first author in Nature, Science Advances, eLife and other journals. My research are mainly focus on ion channels that play a key role in mitochondrial calicium signalling, we have revealed ① the assembly and calcium selectivity of mitochondrial calcium uniporter (MCU), the auxiliary subunit EMRE dependent gating mechanism of MCU, and the gating mechanism of MCU regulated by calcium and MICUs (eLife, 2020). The molecular mechanism of acid-sensitive ion channels sensing extracellular acid signals (Science Advances, 2022).


2008-2014 Ph.D degree of Structural Biology,
University of Science and Technology of China
2003-2007 Bachelor of Chemical engineering,
Hefei University of Technology


Work Experience:

2021-2022 Senior Research Scientist

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

2017-2021 Research Fellow

Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center

2014-2017  PostDoc of Chemistry

University of Science and Technology of China. 


(1) Chongyuan Wang*, Maya M. Polovitskaya*, Bryce D. Delgado, Thomas J. Jentsch and
Stephen Barstow Long. “Gating mechanism of the proton-activated chloride channel.” Science
Advances 8.5 (2022): eabm3942.
(2) Chongyuan Wang, Agata Jacewicz, Bryce D. Delgado, Rozbeh Baradaran and Stephen B.​
Long. “Structures reveal gating of mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter by MICU1-MICU2.” eLife, 9
(2020): e59991.
(3) Chongyuan Wang*, Rozbeh Baradaran* and Stephen B. Long. “Structure and reconstitution of
a MCU-EMRE mitochondrial Ca2+ uniporter complex.” Journal of Molecular Biology, 432, no. 20
(2020): 5632-5648.
(4) Rozbeh Baradaran*, Chongyuan Wang*, Andrew F. Siliciano, and Stephen B. Long."Cryo-EM
structures of fungal and metazoan mitochondrial calcium uniporters." Nature, 559, no. 7715 (2018):
580-584. (* equal contribution) F1000Prime recommended
(5) Chongyuan Wang, Yuwei Zhu, Hongyu Bao, Yiyang Jiang, Chao Xu, Jihui Wu, and Yunyu
Shi. "A novel RNA-binding mode of the YTH domain reveals the mechanism for recognition of
determinant of selective removal by Mmi1." Nucleic Acids Research, 44, no. 2 (2016): 969-982.
(6) Chongyuan Wang, Yuwei Zhu, Tamar B. Caceres, Lei Liu, Junhui Peng, Junchen Wang,
Jiajing Chen et al. "Structural determinants for the strict monomethylation activity by trypanosoma
brucei protein arginine methyltransferase 7." Structure, 22, no. 5 (2014): 756-768.
(7) Chongyuan Wang*, Yuwei Zhu*, Jiajia Chen, Xu Li, Junhui Peng, Jiajing Chen, Yang Zou et
al. "Crystal structure of arginine methyltransferase 6 from Trypanosoma brucei." PLoS one, 9, no. 2
(8) Mengqi Lv, Chongyuan Wang, Fudong Li, Junhui Peng, Bin Wen, Qingguo Gong, Yunyu Shi,
and Yajun Tang. "Structural insights into the recognition of phosphorylated FUNDC1 by LC3B in
mitophagy." Protein & cell, 8, no. 1 (2017): 25-38.
(9) Ning Jia, Charlie Mo, Chongyuan Wang, Edward T. Eng, Luciano A. Marraffini, and Dinshaw
J. Patel. "Type III-A CRISPR-Cas Csm complexes: assembly, periodic RNA cleavage, DNase
activity regulation, and autoimmunity." Molecular cell, 73, no. 2 (2019): 264-277.
(10) Juncheng Wang, S. Catania, Chongyuan Wang, MJ. de la Cruz, Beiduo Rao, HD. Madhani &
DJ. Patel. (2022). Structural insights into DNMT5-mediated ATP-dependent high-fidelity
epigenome maintenance. Molecular Cell, 82(6), 1186-1198.

Honors & Distinctions

2022 MSK Postdoctoral Researcher Award

2014 Dean's Award of the Chinese Academy of Sciences