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I am interested in decoding the secrets of life using various theoretical and computational tools from physics and chemistry. Currently, I am working as a Post-doctoral Associate in Prof. Bin Zhang's group at the Department of Chemistry at MIT. I am specifically interested in three topics: (1) Chromatin fiber, the secondary structure of genome organization. (2) Epigenetic regulation, modulation of chromatin structure by Polycomb Group proteins. (3) Receptor tyrosine kinases, signal transduction by the structural transitions of Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). I received my Ph.D. degree in Physics from Rice University. My Ph.D. thesis research (under the supervision of Prof. José Onuchic) focused on understanding the molecular mechanism underpinning the invasion of influenza viruses. Besides that, I also worked on predicting and refining protein structures (with Prof. Peter Wolynes) by utilizing the strength of both atomistic simulations and template-based modeling. In collaboration with Prof. Herbert Levine, I am interested in questions that require integrating knowledge from molecular biology to physiological systems applications.