University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

New CAS Faculty

Jianing Li, Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Jianing Li

Assistant Professor of Chemistry

Jianing Li, Assistant Professor of Chemistry, is originally from China. Jianing completed her bachelor's degree in Chemical Physics at the University of Science and Technology of China in Hefei (2006), and received her doctorate (2011) in Chemical Physics from Columbia University in New York City. Her research during graduate school focused on creating accurate computer models and methods to predict protein structures and enzyme reactivity. During her postdoctoral fellowship (2011-2014) at the University of Chicago, Jianing developed multiscale models and methods to study the mechanisms of membrane proteins, important targets for drug discovery.

The broad focus of Jianing's research lies on the innovation of theoretical and computational methods to understand complex chemical and biological systems with potential biomedical and material applications. Jianing is interested in developing computational approaches to understand protein-sugar interactions. She is also creating fundamentally new multiscale methods and models to predict large bio-assemblies and bio-inspired materials.

Outside her academic interests, Jianing loves cuisine and traveling. She enjoys jogging, hiking, swimming, and playing badminton.

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