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Yigong Shi

Adjunct Professor of Chemistry

Research in our laboratory at Tsinghua University is primarily focused on the elucidation of molecular mechanisms of programmed cell death (apoptosis).  Towards this goal, we have determined over 20 crystal structures of important proteins and protein complexes that govern the initiation and execution of apoptosis in mammals, Drosophila melanogaster, and Caenorhabditis elegans.  We are also expanding our research effort into other functional biological pathways.

Yigong Shi's Research Group Website

  • Ph.D. Biophysics and Biophysical Chemistry (1995) Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
  • B.S. Biology and Mathematics (1989) Tsinghua University
  • Department of Chemistry
Email: Yigong.Shi@rice.edu