Jinfa Ying, Ph.D.
Staff Scientist: Biophysical Nuclear Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Section, Laboratory of Chemical Physics
Scientific Focus Areas: Biomedical Engineering and Biophysics
- Ph.D., University of Arizona, 2004
- M.A., Renmin University of China, 1995
- B.S., Zhejiang Agricultural University, 1992
The ultimate purpose of my research is to understand the structural and dynamic basis for the function of proteins and nucleic acids.
I develop and apply advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques to study the structures and dynamics of biological macromolecules.
Applying our Research
This research will help us understand how biological molecules are important for life function.
Need for Further Study
New NMR methods need to be developed for better, faster, and more accurate study of proteins and nucleic acids.
- Quantitative evaluation of positive ϕ angle propensity in flexible regions of proteins from three-bond J couplings.
- Lee JH, Ying J, Bax A.
- Phys Chem Chem Phys (2016 Feb 17) 18:5759-70. Abstract/Full Text
- High accuracy of Karplus equations for relating three-bond J couplings to protein backbone torsion angles.
- Li F, Lee JH, Grishaev A, Ying J, Bax A.
- Chemphyschem (2015 Feb 23) 16:572-8. Abstract/Full Text
Research in Plain Language
I use nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) to observe proteins and nucleic acids in a 3-dimensional space. This helps me learn how they do their jobs.