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I am interested in decoding the secrets of life using various theoretical and computational tools in biophysics and chemistry. Currently, I am working as a Post-doctoral Associate in Prof. Bin Zhang's group at the Department of Chemistry at MIT. My recent research spans three topics: (1) Chromatin organization under different environmental conditions. (2) Epigenetic regulation of chromatin structure by Polycomb group proteins. (3) Function of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR), a prototypical transmembrane receptor tyrosine kinase. I received my Ph.D. degree in Physics from Rice University. My Ph.D. thesis research (under the supervision of Prof. José Onuchic) revealed the molecular mechanism underpinning the invasion of influenza viruses by membrane fusion. Besides that, I also worked on predicting and refining protein structures (with Prof. Peter Wolynes) by utilizing both atomistic simulations and template-based modeling. In collaboration with Prof. Herbert Levine, I optimized a sequence-specific molecular model for studying protein binding to predict the T-cell recognition specificity of antigens.