Chia-en A. Chang

Principal Investigator
Ph.D., U. of Maryland, College Park
B.S., National Taiwan University

Computational/theoretical chemistry, biophysics, binding kinetics

Wei Chen

Research Scientist, Chemistry
Binding affinity, drug development

Zhiye Tang

Postdoctoral Researcher, Chemistry
Ph.D., UCR, Chemistry
B.S., Wuhan University

Binding pathways, ligand-receptor binding kinetics and thermodynamics

Xiaodong Ren

Visiting Scholar

Binding affinity, compound screening
Drug development

Mark Raymundo

Research Assistant
M.S. UCR, Biochemistry

Protein-drug binding kinetics, dissociation pathways

Yuliana Bosken

Graduate Student, Biochemistry

Protein-peptide recognition
Enzyme catalysis characterizing

Tim Cholko

Graduate Student, Chemistry

Brownian dynamics simulations
Diffusion kinetics

Jianan Sun

Graduate Student, Environmental Toxicology

Binding affinity, compound screening
Protein-peptide recognition

Kingsley Wu

Graduate Student, Chemistry

Binding pathways, ligand-receptor binding kinetics and thermodynamics

Kevin Maltz

Undergraduate Research Assistant

Brownian dynamics simulations
Diffusion kinetics

Tony Ebraham

Undergraduate Research Assistant


Former group members

Postdoctoral fellows:
  • Zhiye Tang, 2016-2017, subsequently, postdoc at Nagoya University
  • Christopher C. Roberts, 2015-2017, South Carolina Governor School of Science and Mathematics
  • Safieh Tork Ladani, Chemistry, 2015-2016
  • Yu-ming Mindy Huang, Chemistry, 2014-2015, subsequently, postdoc at UCSD
  • Sepideh Yaghmaei, Chemistry, 2011-2012, community college lecturer
  • Myungshim Kang, Chemistry, 2009-2013, CUNY, Stanly Island
  • Qaiser Fatmi, Chemistry, 2008-2010, Quaid-e-Azam University, Pakistan
  • Alfonso Lam, Chemistry, 2008-2009, subsequently, City of Hope
Graduate students:
  • Wanli You, Chemistry, 2012-2017
  • Zhiye Tang, Chemistry, 2011-2016, subsequently, postdoc at UCR
  • Steven Ahrendt, Bioinformatics, 2010-2015, subsequently, postdoc at UCB
  • Christopher C. Roberts, Chemistry, 2009-2014, subsequently, postdoc at UCR
  • Yu-ming Mindy Huang, Chemistry, 2009-2014, subsequently, postdoc at UCSD
  • Rizi Ai, GGB, 2008-2012, subsequently, postdoc at UCSD
Undergraduate students:
  • Wai Thant, Biochemistry, CNAS Freshman Fellowship, 2008-2011
  • Kirmanj Atrushi, CNAS Freshman Fellowship, 2008
  • Sunny Lee, Biochemistry, 2009-2011, subsequently, School of Pharmacy, University of Pacific
  • Kevin Kim, Chemistry, 2009-2010
  • Jaspreet Kaur, Chemistry, 2011-2012
  • Sean Jayasekera, Biology, 2012-2013
  • Lawrence Pointer, Biology, 2012-2013
  • Apoorva Panse, King high school, 2012-2013. Subsequently, UCLA
  • Ayymen Amaar, UCR Honors Biochemistry 2014-2015.
High school Students
  • Angelica Tan
  • Minuet Mcartor
  • Elizabeth Chavarin