Xinhua Ji received his Ph.D. degree from the University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK, USA, in 1985–1990, and performed postdoctoral research at the University of Maryland, USA, in 1991–1994, where he became a Research Assistant Professor before joining the National Cancer Institute (NCI), National Institutes of Health (NIH). At the Frederick National Laboratory, NCI, for cancer research, Ji established his laboratory in the ABL-Basic Research Program in 1995 as a Group Leader, moved to the Center for Cancer Research at NCI as a Section Chief in 1999, and, in 2001, gained tenure as an NIH Senior Investigator. Ji’s research is focused on the structural biology of gene expression control, with an emphasis on RNA-processing proteins and RNA polymerase-associated transcription factors, and structure-based development of therapeutic agents. His goal for structural analysis is to map the reaction trajectory or functional cycle for selected biomolecular systems, and that for drug development is to design, synthesize, and characterize novel anticancer and antimicrobial agents.
Biography Updated on 4 June 2013