Ph.D. Department of chemistry, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, 2002
B.S. Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, China, 1995
Laser Spectroscopy, Microscopic imaging and instrumentation, bio-molecule dynamics
Time-resolved laser spectroscopy
Experimental expertise on various femtosecond laser system and other pulsed or continuous wave (CW) laser systems. Able to independently setup and manage state-of-the-art ultrafast laser lab. Able to carry out time-resolved measurements with ultra-fast temporal resolution. Experience with techniques such as fluorescence up-conversion, transient grating, fluorescence resonance energy transfer (FRET) and time-correlated single photon-counting (TCSPC) etc.
Experimental expertise with the following steady-state instruments/methods:
UV-Vis-IR absorption (Shimadzu, Varian Cary), FTIR, Fluorescence (Varian), Circular dichroism (CD) (JASCO J-600), Laser Raman Spectroscopy (Dilor XY)
Protein/peptide purification and characterization with HPLC, electrophoresis, lyophilization etc.
Fluorescence microscopy (EPI or TIRF), able to build complicated microscopic apparatus
Undergrad skills like sample preparation, titration, organic synthesis etc.
Software development for automated data acquisition and processing using Labview , Visual Basic and VBA.
Data analysis, plotting, curve fitting, graphics handling: Origin, Sigmaplot, Excel, ChemDraw, Adobe Photoshop
Word processing and presentation: MS word, Photoshop, EndNote, PowerPoint
1. J. Lu, L. Zhao, T. Xia, and X. Qi, "Dissect Conformational Distribution and Drug-Induced Population Shift of Prokaryotic rRNA A-Site", Biochemistry, 52, 1651-1653 (2013)
2. M. McIntire, L. Zhao, V. Kobryanskii and E. L. Chronister, "High-pressure Raman spectroscopy of nanoparticle polyacetylene in a poly(