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.