- Ph.D. in Physics, UC-San Diego (2002)
- M.S. in Physics, UC-San Diego (2000)
- B.S. in Physics, Tsinghua U (1997)
We specialize in using statistical and soft matter physics methods and advanced computational tools to understand stabilities and dynamic transitions of various molecular and cellular biosystems, from single biomolecules, assemblies, to cell dynamics. We work on several challenging problems, including i) cell swim/swarm and cell-cell communication, ii) how biomolecules function in extreme environments, iii) nonequilibrium dynamics of cell structures, and iv) signaling by co/post-translational modifications and protein-polysaccharide interactions.