University of Vermont

The College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Physics

Faculty - Jie Yang

Jie Yang

Jie Yang, Associate Professor

Area of expertise

Experimental studies of biological physics.

Contact Information
Office: Rm. 117A - STEM Discovery Building
Phone: 802.656.0061
Fax: 802.656.0817
Webpages:Jie Yang

Office Hours: look up on UVM web "Directory"

Dr. Yang's main interests concentrate on biophysics in lower dimensions. One area involves in situ high-resolution structural studies of membrane proteins using state-of-the-art atomic force microscopy, in which the goal is to fully use the power of AFM to obtain nm-resolution structure of membrane proteins. One area aims at an understanding of the 2-D condensation of DNA on cationic membranes, which may have potential impact in our understanding of the packing of genetic materials in higher organisms and in helping to find efficient means in gene delivery trials. A related area is to study the self-assembly of biomaterials under various conditions, by detecting the assembled structure at high resolution in combination with exploring the dynamic aspects and thermal equilibrium phases of these systems.

Dr. Yang has a B.S. degree in Physics from Nanjing University and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in Physics from Princeton University. He joined the University of Vermont in 1994 from a position as Research Assistant Professor at the University of Virginia.