Yaojun Zhang

Assistant Professor of Physics and Biophysics, Johns Hopkins University

PhD in Physics 2015, University of California, San Diego


I received my PhD in Physics from University of California, San Diego in 2015. I am interested in understanding the complex behaviors of biomolecules across scales, from single-molecule folding and DNA bending, to protein transport through nuclear pore complex and intracellular space, to biomolecular phase separation and self-organization. To uncover the physical principles governing these complex behaviors, my research combines ideas from statistical mechanics and polymer theory and biophysical modeling using computational tools such as molecular dynamics simulations.