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Z. J. Yang

Since fall 2020, I started as an assistant professor of chemistry at Vanderbilt University. My career goal is to build a software ecosystem, Mutexa, for automatic biomolecular design and discovery. My vision is that, someday in the future, when researchers attempt to find a beneficial protein mutant for catalysis or medicine, they use Mutexa as their first aid, rather than randomly screening and selecting from a vast mutational library. To achieve this, my lab integrates high-throughput computation, multiscale simulation, quantum chemistry, data-driven modeling, and experimental assay.

I was born in Tianjin, China. I graduated from Nankai University with a B.S. degree in Chemistry (Po-Ling class) in 2013. I received my Ph.D. in the Department of Chemistry at the University of California, Los Angeles in 2017. Later, I was a postdoctoral scholar in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Massachusetts Institute of Technology until 2020.

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