Office: 3117 Beckman Institute
Imagination is more important than knowledge
-- Albert Einstein
- MS (2001) and BS (1998), Physics, Tsinghua University, Beijing, China
- PhD in Physics and MS in Finance, 2007, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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; ...
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.
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.
How directional translocation is regulated in a DNA helicase motor. Jin Yu, Taekjip Ha, and Klaus Schulten. Biophysical Journal, 93:3783-3797, 2007.
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.
Structure-based model of the stepping motor of PcrA helicase. Jin Yu, Taekjip Ha, and Klaus Schulten. Biophysical Journal, 91:2097-2114, 2006.
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.
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.