My laboratory is interested in the relationship between the three-dimensional structure and function of proteins.


Information stored in gene is expressed as proteins and other metabolites. Proteins work as elements in the biological network. Studies of the structure and function of proteins provide us with opportunities to understand the performance of the biological network, and hence of organisms.

The performance of network is evolved to exercise homeostasis and reproduction at given environments. Network regulation is performed in a manner of time and space. Proteins contribute to the network regulation by modulating the quality and quantity. Better understanding of the structures and functions at a specific physiological condition allow us to mitigate problems caused by unbalanced diet, virus infections, and pest invasions. Since cells obey the rules of chemistry and physics, I am using biophysical methods to approach these themes.


I am serving the university's X-ray safety subcommittee as the chair. I am also a member of the curriculum committee.


I am teaching BIOS 337 Applications of Bioinformatics in fall and BIOS 427/827 Practical Bioinformatics Laboratory in spring. I also offer mentoring to graduate and undergraduate students, including research and study.