Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America

About the PNAS Member Editor
Name Cheng, Yifan
Location University of California, San Francisco
Primary Field Biophysics and Computational Biology
Secondary Field Biochemistry
 Research Interests
Yifan Cheng's laboratory uses cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM) to study structures of biological macromolecules, particularly integral membrane proteins and dynamic complexes. In addition, development of cryo-EM methodology for structural biology is also a long-lasting interest of his laboratory. Areas of previous works include development of algorithms to correct electron beam-induced blurring of cryo-EM images, improving quality and throughput of cryo-EM data acquisitions, structure determinations of TRP channels, and dynamic behavior of channel gating by endogenous and exogeneous physical and chemical stimuli, etc.

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