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Fang Mingliang



Deputy Director of NEWRI’s Laboratory Analytics Cluster







Assistant Professor
BEng, MSc, Ph.D
Office: N1-01c-81
Tel: (65) 6790-5331
Email: mlfang@ntu.edu.sg



  • Research Associate (Center For Mass Spectrometry and Metabolomics) The Scripps Research Institute 2015–2016
  • Ph.D. (Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology) Duke University 2011–2015
  • MSc (Environmental Chemistry) Pohang University of Science and Technology, 2009–2011
  • EHS Engineer, China Offshore Oil Company, 2006–2009
  • BEng (Environmental Engineering, Honored) Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2002–2006

Memberships of Society of Environmental Chemistry and Toxicology, Society of Toxicology, and American Society of Mass Spectrometry



  • High-resolution mass spectrometry based metabolomics and lipidomics
  • Fate and transport of emerging environmental contaminants
  • Human exposure and biomarker discovery
  • Nuclear-receptor related endocrine disruption by environmental contaminants
  • High-throughput bioassay application in the toxicity assessment
  • Effect-directed analysis to screen bioactive compounds in environmental mixtures


  • Brittney Beyer*, Mingliang Fang* (Co-first), Benjamin Sadrian, J. Rafael Montenegro-Burke, Warren Plaisted, Bernard P.C. Kok, Toru Kondo, Gary Siuzdak, Luke L. Lairson. An endogenous metabolite enhances the maturation of oligodendrocytes. Nature Chemical Biology. In Press, 2017. (*equal contribution)
  • Fang ML, Julijana Ivanisevic, H. Paul Benton, Caroline H. Johnson, Michael E Kurczy, Gary J Patti, Linh T. Hoang, Winnie Uritboonthai, and Gary Siuzdak. Thermal Degradation of Small Molecules: A Global Metabolomic Investigation. Analytical Chemistry. 2015, 87 (21): 10935–10941.
  • Fang ML, Webster TF, and Stapleton HM. Characterize the PPARγ Ligand Binding Potential of Several Major Flame Retardants, Their Metabolites, Indoor Dust and Bioactivated Dust. Environmental Health Perspective, 2015, 123:166–172.
  • Hoffman K, Fang ML* (co-first author), Patisaul HB, Garantziotis S, Birnbaum LS, Stapleton HM. Urinary Tetrabromobenzoic Acid (TBBA) as a Biomarker of Exposure to the Flame Retardant Mixture Firemaster 550. Environmental Health Perspective, 2014;122(9):963-9.
  • Fang ML, Webster TF, and Stapleton HM. Activation of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Nuclear Receptors (PPARγ) by Semi-Volatile Compounds (SVOCs) and Chemical Mixtures in Indoor Dust. Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, Aug 18; 49(16):10057-64.
  • Fang ML, Webster TF, and Stapleton HM. Effect-Directed Analyis of Peroxisome Proliferator-Activated Nuclear Receptors (PPARγ) ligands in Indoor Dust. Environmental Science and Technology, 2015, 49 (16): 10065–10073.
  • Fang ML, and Stapleton HM. Evaluating the Bioaccessibility of Flame Retardants in House Dust using an In Vitro Tenax Bead-Assisted Sorptive Physiologically Based Method. Environmental Science and Technology, 2014, 18;48(22):13323-30.
  • Fang ML, Webster TF, Gooden DM, Cooper E., McClean MD, Carignan CC, Makey C, and Stapleton HM. Investigating a novel flame retardant known as V6: measurements in baby products, house dust, and car dust. Environmental Science and Technology. 2013 May 7;47(9):4449-54.


  • Travel Award, SETAC, 2013
  • Outstanding Publication Awards, Brain of Korea (BK21), 2009
  • Honored undergraduates of Xi’an Jiaotong University, 2006
  • Hersbit Chemical Enterprise Fellowship, 2005
  • China National Fellowship, 1st prize, 2004