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Huilin Li

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July 25, 2019 Explainer: What is structural biology?

The human body is immensely complex, comprising trillions of cells, proteins and molecules that work in concert to keep all of our systems up and…

October 3, 2018 High-resolution “blueprint” reveals mechanism that helps E. coli infect the urinary tract

GRAND RAPIDS, Michigan (October 3, 2018) — A common gut bacterium uses a unique assembly apparatus to build hair-like structures that help it infect the…

May 10, 2018 Microbes from marine volcanic vents reveal how humans adjusted to a changing atmosphere

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich., and ATHENS, Ga. (May 10, 2018) — Ancient microbes that thrive in some of the world’s most extreme environments and modern-day humans…

April 25, 2018 Meet the scientist behind the science: Dr. Huilin Li

There is an old adage in science — structure informs function, meaning the shapes of individual molecules are closely linked to their jobs in the…

January 22, 2018 Cryo-EM reveals critical protein-modifying complex and potential drug target

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Jan. 22, 2018)—Scientists have revealed the atomic-level structure of a molecular complex responsible for modifying proteins, possibly paving the way for the…

October 23, 2017 Cryo-EM reveals ignition mechanism for DNA replication

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (Oct. 23, 2017) — An international team of scientists, led by scientists at Van Andel Research Institute, Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory and…

June 29, 2017 Three things to know about prostate cancer this Men’s Health Month

As Men’s Health Month wraps up, here are three important takeaways about prostate cancer, which affects 11 percent of men at some point in their…

March 28, 2017 Van Andel Research Institute installs world-class microscopes to enable discovery of the molecular basis of disease

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (March 28, 2017)—Van Andel Research Institute (VARI) is now home to one of the world’s most powerful microscopes—one that images life’s building…