Yong Duan

uc davis biomedical engineering professor yong duan

Position Title

  • Biomedical Engineering
4335 GBSF
Design and construction of synthetic biomolecular networks, protein and RNA engineering, directed evolution, biosensors 

Dr. Duan is interested in the development and application of computational methods to study the structure and dynamics of bio-molecular systems. The Duan Group focuses on understanding protein folding and aggregation, protein structure prediction, simulation method development, structure and dynamics of G-protein coupled receptors, DNA-protein interactions and computer-aided drug design. This work enhances understanding of various human diseases, including cystic fibrosis and Alzheimer’s and is considered a key step toward functional interpretation of genetic sequences in the post-genomic era.