Yanyu Zhu

Credentials: Chemistry Ph.D., Fall 2020 (Weisshaar)

Hometown: Chongqing, China

Professor James C. Weisshaar
Future Plan
I will continue my research career as a postdoc after graduation and study the spatiotemporal organization and dynamics of chromatin.
Single Molecule Study of the Mechanism of Attack of the Human Antimicrobial Peptide LL-37 on E. coli
Yanyu Zhu


View ORCID associated publications.

  • Yanyu Zhu, Sonisilpa Mohapatra, and James C. Weisshaar, Rigidification of the E. coli Cytoplasm by the Human Antimicrobial Peptide LL-37 Revealed by Superresolution Fluorescence Microscopy, Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 2019, 116(3), 1017-1026


I enjoyed the time of hiking in summer with friends.


I received my bachelor’s degree in chemistry from Peking University in Beijing. I joined physical chemistry path and Prof. James Weisshaar’s lab in 2015. In the Weisshaar lab, I have applied single molecule fluorescence microscopy to study the bacteriostatic and bactericidal mechanisms of human antimicrobial peptide LL-37 on E.coli. I have also studied the spatial distribution and dynamics of E.coli transcriptional and translational machinery. Outside research, I enjoy skiing, playing badminton and travelling.



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