The Yin Lab is interested in using chemical tools to study biology at the molecular level, with a particular interest to develop peptide and small molecule agents to probe and regulate biomedically relevant proteins. Three major research programs in my lab are: (1). Transforming clinical pain control by targeting a novel non-neuronal receptor, namely, toll like receptors on the glial surface; (2) Biotechnology development of non-invasive cancer biomarkers; and (3) Development of rationally designed molecular probes for protein-protein interactions in the membrane.
CHEM 5341 - Chemical Biology and Drug Design
Develop knowledge base and skills in the interdisciplinary field of chemical biology, including aspects of chemistry and biology, and integrating both with respect to hierarchical levels of structure (atomic, molecular, cellular). Students will receive training that helps to develop their careers in biotech, pharmaceutical and other research-oriented industries as well as in academia. Department enforced prerequisites: introductory organic chemistry and general biochemistry. Formerly CHEM 5341.