Jianfeng Cai

University of South FloridaUnited States of America

Dr Jianfeng Cai is currently an assistant professor in Department of Chemistry, University of South Florida. He got his Ph. D. from Department of Chemistry, Washington University in St. Louis in 2006, where he worked with Professor John-Stephen Taylor to develop DNA-templated and targeted probe activation. In 2007-2009, he did his postdoctoral research under the guidance of Professor Andrew D. Hamilton at Yale University Chemistry Department, focusing on molecular self-assembly and protein recognition. He joined USF Chemistry Department in 2009 and his current research interest includes design and synthesis of novel peptidomimetics, development of antimicrobial, anti-cancer, anti-HIV and anti-Alzheimer’s agents, and applications of nano-biomaterials.

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Protein interactions, which include interactions between proteins and other biomolecules, are essential to all aspects of biological processes, such as cell growth, differentiation, and apoptosis. Therefore, investigation and modulation of protein interactions are of significance as it not only reveals the mechanism governing cellular activity, but also leads to potential agents for the treatment of various diseases. The objective of this book is to highlight some of the latest approaches in the study of protein interactions, including modulation of protein interactions, development of analytical techniques, etc. Collectively they demonstrate the importance and the possibility for the further investigation and modulation of protein interactions as technology is evolving.

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