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Limei Zhang was born and raised in China. After receiving a bachelor degree in Biochemistry from Jilin University in China, she moved to North America to pursue graduate studies. She acquired expertise in X-ray absorption spectroscopy from Prof. Graham N. George’s group at the University of Saskatchewan and in protein crystallography from Prof. Douglas C. Rees’ group at the California Institute of Technology. Zhang joined the Department of Biochemistry and Redox Biology Center at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln in 2015. The research in Zhang group focuses on the metalloproteins involved in biotic and abiotic stress sensing or detoxification.


  • Ph D, University of Saskatchewan, 2009


  • BIOC 932, Proteins, Fall 2015
  • BIOC 932, Proteins, Fall 2016

icon-documentPublications and Other Intellectual Contributions

  • A sulfur-based transport pathway in Cu+-ATPases, EMBO Rep
  • Characterization of an Fe≡N-NH2 Intermediate Relevant to Catalytic N2 Reduction to NH3, J Am Chem Soc
  • Nitrogenase MoFe protein from Clostridium pasteurianum at 1.08 A resolution: comparison with the Azotobacter vinelandii MoFe protein, Acta Crystallogr D Biol Crystallogr
  • A polar copper-boron one-electron sigma-bond, J Am Chem Soc
  • The sixteenth iron in the nitrogenase MoFe protein, Angew Chem Int Ed Engl
  • Tracing copper-thiomolybdate complexes in a prospective treatment for Wilson’s disease, Biochemistry

icon-bookmark-starAwards & Honors

  • Center of Environmental Microbial Interactions fellowship, California Institute of Technology, 2013
  • Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada Postdoctoral Fellowship, Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, 2009

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