Jin Yu

Email: jinyu@ks.uiuc.edu

Office: 3117 Beckman Institute

Tel: 217-244-1851

Imagination is more important than knowledge

-- Albert Einstein


Research Interests and Projects

Mathematical modeling and universal computational problems; Nonequilibrium statistical mechanics and nonlinear dynamics; Protein (DNA/RNA) conformational changes at mutliple time- and length-scales; Modeling and designing of molecular motor; ...

Aquaporin-1 central pore channel (highlight)
Poster at Biophysical Society meeting 2005

Holliday (a four-way DNA) junction (highlight)
Poster at Statistical Physics of Macromolecules meeting 2004

DNA helicase PcrA (highlight)
Poster at Biophysical Society meeting 2006


Publications Database Double stranded DNA dissociates into single strands when dragged into a poor solvent. Shuxun Cui, Jin Yu, Ferdinand Kühner, Klaus Schulten, and Hermann E. Gaub. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 129:14710-14716, 2007. Publications Database Fluorescence-force spectroscopy maps two-dimensional reaction landscape of the Holliday junction. Sungchul Hohng, Ruobo Zhou, Michelle K. Nahas, Jin Yu, Klaus Schulten, David M. J. Lilley, and Taekjip Ha. Science, 318:279-283, 2007. Publications Database How directional translocation is regulated in a DNA helicase motor. Jin Yu, Taekjip Ha, and Klaus Schulten. Biophysical Journal, 93:3783-3797, 2007. Publications Database PcrA helicase, a molecular motor studied from the electronic to the functional level. Markus Dittrich, Jin Yu, and Klaus Schulten. Topics in Current Chemistry, 268:319-347, 2006. Publications Database Structure-based model of the stepping motor of PcrA helicase. Jin Yu, Taekjip Ha, and Klaus Schulten. Biophysical Journal, 91:2097-2114, 2006. Publications Database Mechanism of gating and ion conductivity of a possible tetrameric pore in Aquaporin-1. Jin Yu, Andrea J. Yool, Klaus Schulten, and Emad Tajkhorshid. Structure, 14:1411-1423, 2006. Publications Database Conformational model of the Holliday junction transition deduced from molecular dynamics simulations. Jin Yu, Taekjip Ha, and Klaus Schulten. Nucleic Acids Research, 32:6683-6695, 2004.

The Lyapunov analysis of the highly excited bend motion of acetylene. Jin Yu and Guozhen Wu. Chemical Physics Letters, 343: 375-382, 2001.

Classical characters of highly excited bend dynamics of acetylene in two coupled SU(2) coset spaces. Jin Yu and Guozhen Wu. Journal of Chemical Physics,113:647-652, 2000.

Multifractal analysis for the eigencoefficients of the eigenstates of highly excited vibration. Jin Yu, Songtao Li and Guozhen Wu. Chemical Physics Letters, 301:217-222, 1999.