Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics

Journal of Physical Chemistry & Biophysics
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ISSN: 2161-0398

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Peizhi Zhu

Peizhi Zhu

Department of Chemistry 930 N. University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, USA

Biography
Peizhi Zhu is currently working in the Department of Chemistry 930 N. University of Michigan Ann Arbor, MI, USA. Dr. Peizhi Zhu got his B.S. and M.S. from Nanjing University, and Ph.D. from University of Hong Kong. Before joining the Morris Lab, he worked as a research associate at the Department of Molecular Biology at Scripps Research Institute for about 2 years.
Research Interest

Dr. Zhu is currently working on the dynamics of mRNA and a translating ribosome using single molecule imaging and microfluidic methods in collaboration with Nils G. Water lab, Chemistry and Mark Burns Lab, Chemical Engineering. The overall goals of this project are to study the dynamics of ribosome movement along mRNA, the penultimate step in protein assembly, and to progress towards a clearer understanding of the processes that control this movement. A step-by-step approach was implemented to localize the ribosome with near-codon (~2 nm) spatial resolution as it moves along mRNA. Dr. Zhu is also working on a bone and mineral research program, which includes studies in decollagenated bone and bone structural change under mechanical loads, in collaboration with Rams lab, Chemistry and David H. Kohn lab, School of Dentistry.

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