Fang, Ming (Flora)


Bachelors of Science

USTC, 2008

Doctor of Philosphy
University of Michigan, 2013

About this team member

Flora received a B.S. in chemistry from University of Science and Technology of China in 2008. At USTC, she did research using state of the art Guassian 3 to study quantitative structure-property relationship of tetrathiafulvalene analogs. Flora’s research at UM wsa aimed at understanding bone and skin collagen changes occurring in sheep and humans with osteoporosis disease.  She is currently working at LifeCell Corporation.


Flora on graduation day with Meagan.


  • Estrogen and drug treatment alter the microstructure of type I collagen in bone Bone Reports 2016 5 243-251
  • Alteration of Type I collagen microstructure induced by estrogen depletion can be prevented with drug treatment BoneKey 2015 4 697
  • Nanoscale Structure of type I collagen fibrils:  Quantitative measurement of D-spacing Biotechnology Journal 2013 8 117-126
  • Type I Collagen Self-Assembly: The Roles of Substrate and Concentration Langmuir 2013 29 2330-2338
  • Variation in type I collagen fibril nanomorphology: the significance and origin BoneKEy 2013 2 394
  • Crystallinity and compositional changes in carbonated apatites: Evidence from 31P solid-state NMR, Raman, and AFM analysis. Journal of Solid State Chemistry 2013 206 192-198
  • Estrogen Depletion Results in Nanoscale Morphology Changes in Dermal Collagen Journal of Investigative Dermatology 2012 132 1791-1797
  • Type I Collagen D-spacing in Fibril Bundles of Dermis, Tendon, and Bone: Bridging Between Nano- and Micro-level Tissue Hierarchy ACS Nano 2012 6 9503-9514
  • A Quantitative Assessment of Nanoparticle-Ligand Distributions: Implications for Targeted Drug and Imaging Delivery in Dendrimer Conjugates ACS Nano 2010 4 657-670.
  • Type 1 Collagen Exists as a Distribution of Nanoscale Morphologies in Teeth, Bones, and Tendons Langmuir 2010 26 7349-7354.
  • Effect of Mass Transport in the Synthesis of Partially Acetylated Dendrimer:  Implications for Functional Ligand-Nanoparticle Interactions Macromolecules 2010 43 6577-6587.