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April 9, 2019

Yinglong Miao to present Anatomy and Physiology Seminar

Submitted by Gail L. Eyestone

Yinglong Miao, assistant professor from molecular biosciences at the University of Kansas, is the featured speaker for the April 9 Anatomy and Physiology Seminar. He will present "Accelerated Simulations & Drug Design of G-Protein-Coupled Receptors" at 4 p.m. in 407 Trotter Hall.

Miao obtained his doctorate in computational chemistry in the lab of Peter Ortoleva at Indiana University. His graduate work was focused on all-atom multiscale modeling of infectious viruses and other bionanosystems. He subsequently began his postdoctoral research with Jeremy Smith and Jerome Baudry at the University of Tennessee and Oak Ridge National Laboratory. There, he combined the world-class experimental — neutron scattering and NMR — and supercomputing resources to investigate the structural dynamics and function of protein enzymes that are responsible for drug metabolism.

Miao then moved to Andy McCammon's lab at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of California San Diego, where he worked on both method developments and cutting-edge applications in accelerated biomolecular simulations and drug discovery of the G-protein-coupled receptors. Miao develops novel theoretical and computational methods, with applications in protein folding, molecular recognition, cellular signaling and computer-aided drug design.

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