Liang Zhao

Education Background

Ph.D. Department of chemistry, University of California at Riverside, Riverside, 2002

B.S.  Department of Materials Science and Engineering, University of Science and Technology, China, 1995

Research Area

Laser Spectroscopy, Microscopic imaging and instrumentation

Selected Publications

  1. J. Lu,L. Zhao, T. Xia, and X. Qi, “Dissect Conformational Distribution and Drug-Induced Population Shift of Prokaryotic rRNA A-Site”, Biochemistry, 52, 1651-1653 (2013)
  2. McIntire,L. Zhao, V. Kobryanskii and E. L. Chronister, “High-pressure Raman spectroscopy of nanoparticle polyacetylene in a poly(vinyl-butyral) matrix”, J. Raman Spectrosc., 42, 1435-1441 (2011)
  3. Jain,L. Zhao*, J. Liu, and T. Xia, “Heterogeneity and Dynamics of the Ligand Recognition Mode in Purine-Sensing Riboswitches”, Biochemistry, 49, 3703-3714 (2010).
  4. Zhao, T. Xia, “Probing RNA conformational dynamics and heterogeneity using femtosecond time-resolved fluorescence spectroscopy”, Methods, 49, 128-135 (2009).
  5. Liu,L. Zhao* and T. Xia, “The Dynamic Structural Basis of Differential Enhancement of Conformational Stability by 5′- and 3′-Dangling Ends in RNA”, Biochemistry, 47, 5962-5975 (2008).
  6. Zhao, T. Xia, “Direct Revelation of Multiple Conformations in RNA by Femtosecond Dynamics”,J. Am. Chem. Soc., 129, 4118-4119 (2007).
  7. Zhao, S. K. Pal, T. Xia and A. H. Zewail, “Dynamics of Ordered Water in Interfacial Enzyme Recognition: Bovine Pancreatic Phospholipase A2”,Angew. Chem. Int. Ed., 43, 60-63 (2004)