The Investiture and Inaugural Lecture of the LAS Endowed Chair in the Natural Sciences in the Departments of Chemistry and Physics
Huan-Xiang Zhou received his Ph.D. from Drexel University and did postdoctoral work at the National Institutes of Health. After faculty appointments at Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, Drexel University, and Florida State University, he moved in 2017 to the University of Illinois at Chicago where he is Professor of Chemistry and Physics and holds an LAS Endowed Chair in the Natural Sciences. He has served on many grant review panels and journal editorial boards, and was elected as a fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science and a fellow of the American Physical Society. His group does theoretical, computational, and experimental research on molecular and cellular biophysics. Current interests include binding kinetics and allostery of structured and disordered proteins, crowding and emergent properties in cellular environments, structures and functional mechanisms of ion channels and other membrane proteins, and structures and mechanisms of peptide self-assembly.