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 Principle Investigator Yunjie Zhao, PhD Associate Professor Institute of Biophysics Department of Physics Central China Normal University Email: yjzhaowh@mail.ccnu.edu.cn Bio: Dr. Yunjie Zhao received his PhD degree in 2012 from Huazhong University of Science & Technology, Wuhan, China, under the supervision of Prof. Yi Xiao. He is now an associate professor in Department of Physics at Central China Normal University. Before joining the university, he was a Research Scientist in Prof. Chen Zeng's lab in Department of Physics at the George Washington University, USA. His doctoral research was about computational studies on the structure and dynamics of non-coding RNA. He developed automated and efficient nucleic acid structure modeling (3dRNA, Scientific Reports, 2012; Nucleic Acids Research, 2017), evaluation (3dRNAscore, Nucleic Acids Research, 2015), and contact prediction (DIRECT, BMC Bioinformatics, 2019) programs. Another portion of his work centers on understanding the mechanisms of biomolecular regulations including STAT3 (Transcription, 2013), kinase (HKPocket, BMC Bioinformatics, 2019), drug design (PloS one, 2014; Chem J Chinese U, 2017; Chinese Physics B, 2017; Bioinformatics, 2018;34(18):3131-3136.), MID1 proteins (PloS one, 2015), HDAC activity (Nature Immunology, 2016), and lectin redesign (Scientific Reports, 2017) that are involved in programmable cell death, birth defects, and other diseases. In short, the research program integrates molecular modeling, MD simulation, dynamical network analysis, and deep learning to tackle the human diseases at molecular level. Current Students Huiwen Wang (Graduate student) wanghuiwen01@qq.com Ning Shangbo (Graduate student) ning@mails.ccnu.edu.cn Linlu Song (Graduate student) 1596225667@qq.com Ting Zhou (Graduate student) 895626510@qq.com Yang Rui (Graduate student) yr130824@163.com Haoquan Liu (Undergraduate student) Wenshuo Liu (Undergraduate student) Former Graduate Students Xiaonan Wang, MS 2017-2020 Graduate student, CCNU Current: 太原市外语科技实验中学. Kaili Wang, MS 2016-2019 Graduate student, CCNU Current: Ph.D. student, Central South University. Zeyu Guan, BS 2017-2020 Undergraduate student, CCNU Current: Ph.D. student, University of Science and Technology of China. Jiadi Qiu, BS 2017-2020 Undergraduate student, CCNU Current: 学而思武汉. Yanan Zhu, BS 2014 (Xiao Lab, co-supervised, HUST) Current: Ph.D. student, Department of Physics, Peking University. Yiren Jian, MS 2015-2017 (Zeng Lab, co-supervised, GW) Research Scientist, 2017-2018, QM Simulations Inc., California, USA. Current: Ph.D. student, Department of Computer science, Dartmouth College, Hanover, USA. Zhichao Liu, PhD 2014-2017 (Zeng Lab, co-supervised, GW) Current: Ph.D. student, Department of Physics, The George Washington University, USA.

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