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Area of Expertise

My lab is broadly interested in the development and application of computational methods to solve problems in pharmaceutical sciences. We integrate pharmaceutical sciences with computer sciences, chemistry, biology, and physics to develop new biotechnologies, understand molecular mechanisms underlying diseases, and design new drugs. Specifically, we are interested in protein allostery study, computer-aided drug design, CRISPR-Cas9 technology improvement, artificial intelligence (AI) for drug discovery, and big data analysis of health disparity diseases. We extensively engage in dynamic collaborations with various experimental labs with a goal to bridge the interface of computational, experimental, and clinical research.

Education/Academic qualification

PhD in Chemistry, Ohio State University

BS in Chemistry, Peking University

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Cullin Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases Medicine & Life Sciences
Ubiquitination Medicine & Life Sciences
Molecular Dynamics Simulation Medicine & Life Sciences
Ubiquitin Medicine & Life Sciences
Binding Sites Medicine & Life Sciences
Proteins Medicine & Life Sciences
Polyubiquitin Medicine & Life Sciences

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Research Output 2004 2019

  • 638 Citations
  • 15 h-Index
  • 23 Article
  • 2 Review article
  • 1 Comment/debate
  • 1 Editorial

Assessing the Performance of the Nonbonded Mg 2+ Models in a Two-Metal-Dependent Ribonuclease

Zuo, Z. & Liu, J., 28 Jan 2019, In : Journal of Chemical Information and Modeling. 59, 1, p. 399-408 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Ribonucleases
Metals
performance
Lennard-Jones potential
Molecular dynamics
1 Citation (Scopus)

Analogues of Arylamide Phenylpiperazine Ligands to Investigate the Factors Influencing D3 Dopamine Receptor Bitropic Binding and Receptor Subtype Selectivity

Hayatshahi, H. S., Xu, K., Griffin, S. A., Taylor, M., Mach, R. H., Liu, J. & Luedtke, R. T., 19 Dec 2018, In : ACS Chemical Neuroscience. 9, 12, p. 2972-2983 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Dopamine D3 Receptors
Ligands
Dopamine D2 Receptors
Dopamine Receptors
Nitrogen
3 Citations (Scopus)

Identification of a unique Ca 2+ -binding site in rat acid-sensing ion channel 3

Zuo, Z., Smith, R. N., Chen, Z., Agharkar, A. S., Snell, H. D., Huang, R-Q., Liu, J. & Gonzales, E. B., 1 Dec 2018, In : Nature Communications. 9, 1, 2082.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Acid Sensing Ion Channels
rats
Binding Sites
acids
Rats

Stress and interferon signalling-mediated apoptosis contributes to pleiotropic anticancer responses induced by targeting NGLY1

Zolekar, A., Lin, V. J. T., Mishra, N. M., Ho, Y. Y., Hayatshahi, H. S., Parab, A., Sampat, R., Liao, X., Hoffmann, P., Liu, J., Emmitte, K. A. & Wang, Y-C., 11 Dec 2018, In : British Journal of Cancer. 119, 12, p. 1538-1551 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Interferons
Melanoma
Apoptosis
Neoplasms
Systems Biology
3 Citations (Scopus)

Cullin neddylation may allosterically tune polyubiquitin chain length and topology

Onel, M., Sumbul, F., Liu, J., Nussinov, R. & Haliloglu, T., 1 Mar 2017, In : Biochemical Journal. 474, 5, p. 781-795 15 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleResearchpeer-review

Cullin Proteins
Polyubiquitin
Chain length
Ubiquitin-Protein Ligases
Ubiquitination