College of Liberal Arts & Sciences

Arrival of a new faculty member, Yinglong Miao

Wednesday, July 26, 2017

The Center for Computational Biology welcomes its new Assistant Professor, Yinglong Miao, who will have a joint appointment in the Department of Molecular Biosciences. Yinglong’s research focuses on cellular signaling and computer-aided drug design. Yinglong obtained a Ph.D. in Computational Chemistry at Indiana University under the guidance of Peter Ortoleva. His graduate work was focused on developing all-atom multi-scale modeling of infectious viruses and other bionanosystems. He subsequently began his postdoctoral research with Jeremy Smith and Jerome Baudry at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. There he combined the world-class experimental (neutron scattering and NMR) and supercomputing resources to investigate the structural dynamics and function of protein enzymes that are responsible for drug metabolism. Yinglong then moved to Andy McCammon’s lab at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of California San Diego, where he worked on both method development and cutting-edge applications in accelerated biomolecular simulations and drug discovery for G-protein-coupled receptors. Yinglong develops novel theoretical and computational methods, with applications in protein folding, molecular recognition, cellular signaling and computer-aided drug design. Yinglong has received a prestigious Scientist Development Grant award from the American Heart Association.

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