Postdoctoral Researcher

Ken Schweizer Lab @ University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Physics-based computational and theoretical method/model to study genome organization and biomolecular condensates

Hi, I’m Guang Shi (时光). I’m cur­rently a post­doc­toral fel­low work­ing with Dr. Kenneth S Schweizer at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I work on de­vel­op­ing phys­i­cal mod­els (both the­o­ret­i­cal and com­pu­ta­tional) for liv­ing sys­tem. Currently, my re­search fo­cuses on the the­o­ret­i­cal and com­pu­ta­tional study of bio­mol­e­c­u­lar con­den­states.

I grew up in Xi’an, China. I re­ceived my Bachelor’s de­gree in physics from Nanjing University and got my Ph.D. in Biophysics from Dr. D. Thirumalai’s group.

My cur­rent re­search fo­cuses on,

  • Theoretical and com­pu­ta­tional study of bio­mol­e­c­u­lar con­den­sates: mi­crostruc­ture, phase di­a­gram, role of mi­cro-phase sep­a­ra­tion and its in­ter­nal dy­nam­ics

I have also worked on,

My re­search meth­ods are the­o­ret­i­cal and com­pu­ta­tional, in­volv­ing equi­lib­rium and non-equi­lib­rium sta­tis­ti­cal me­chan­ics, poly­mer physics, com­puter sim­u­la­tions, and ma­chine learn­ing.

Asides from my aca­d­e­mic re­search, I like cod­ing, math, data analy­sis, and vi­su­al­iza­tion. I oc­ca­sion­ally blog about side pro­jects, in­ter­est­ing prob­lems en­coun­tered in my re­search and other stuff. I pre­vi­ously use a word­press blog.

I also love to take pho­tos. I pri­mar­ily take films but some­times dig­i­tal as well. I cur­rently have a Nikon F3HP, a Canon EOS 620, and a GR III. My favourite pho­tog­ra­phy sub­ject is land­scape. It can be ei­ther na­ture or man-made land­scape, or con­tem­po­rary land­scape pho­tog­ra­phy. My favourite pho­tog­ra­phers are Stephen Shore and Alex Webb.

  • The site fav­i­con is the char­ac­ter of my last name 时 writ­ten in a Chinese tra­di­tional cal­lig­ra­phy - 篆书. Made us­ing Inkscape.

  • Writings on this site are un­der Creative Commons li­cense un­less stated oth­er­wise. Photos are copy­righted. Feel free to con­tact me if you want to use any con­tents.

  • The de­sign of this web­site is heav­ily in­flu­enced by Credit to @tmcw

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