Yaxia Yuan

Yaxia Yuan Ph.D.

Research Assistant Professor

Department: Pharmacodynamics
Business Email: yaxia.yuan@cop.ufl.edu

About Yaxia Yuan

Yaxia Yuan, Ph.D., joined University of Florida as a research assistant professor in department of pharmacodynamics in June 2018. Yuan received his B.S. degree in Chemistry and Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry from Peking University. Following his Ph.D. program, Yuan completed a postdoctoral fellowship at College of Pharmacy in University of Kentucky. His research focused on methodology development and application of computer-aided drug discovery, data mining, and molecular dynamic simulation.

Research Profile

Drug Discovery: De novo drug design; Multi-target drug design; Protein-ligand binding affinity estimation; Virtual screening; ADME/T prediction; Synthesis-accessibility analysis

Machine learning: Supporting vector machine; Artificial neural network; Deep-learning; Data assimilation

Biomolecular Mechanism: Protein-Protein interaction; Inflammation network; Monoamine transporting mechanism; Synthetic HDL nano-particle

Grants

August 2019ACTIVE
Develop BCL-xL proteolysis targeting chimeras as safer and better senolytics
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Education

2012
Ph.D.
Peking University
2006
B.S.
Peking University