Xinhua Ji obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma, Okla, USA, in 1990, and received postdoctoral training at the University of Maryland Biotechnology Institute, where he became a Research Assistant Professor before joining the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). At NCI-Frederick, Dr. Ji established his laboratory in the ABL-Basic Research Program in 1995, moved to the Center for Cancer Research as a Section Chief in 1999, and in 2001 gained tenure as an NIH Senior Investigator. The primary goals of his laboratory are to address the structure and mechanism of biomolecular systems with anticancer and/or antimicrobial significance and to explore the feasibility of structure-based drug design targeting such biomolecules. Systems under investigation include RNA processing proteins, RNA polymerase-associated transcription factors, and folate biosynthetic pathway enzymes. Dr. Ji is a Member of the American Crystallographic Association, of the National Honorary Chemical Society of America, of the Society of Chinese Bioscientists in America, and of the New York Academy of Sciences.
Biography Updated on 17 January 2012