Principal Investigator

Yu-ming Mindy Huang

Assistant Professor


2015-2019 Postdoc, University of California, San Diego (Chemistry & Pharmacology), Advisor: J. Andrew McCammon

2014 Ph.D. University of California, Riverside (Computational Chemistry), Advisor: Chia-en A. Chang

2008 B.S. Naitonal Taiwan University (chemistry & physics)

Awards and Honors:

  • 2019 Wiley Computers in Chemistry Outstanding Postdoc Award at ACS 2019 Fall Meeting

  • 2019 Best Paper Award for Protein Science publications in 2018

  • 2014 Dr. Janet M. Boyce Memorial Endowed Fund for Women Majoring in the Sciences

  • 2013 NVIDIA GPU Poster Competition Award at ACS 2013 Fall Meeting

  • 2013 GSA Graduate Student Travel Grant, selected by UC Riverside for attending ACS meeting

  • 2013 James Merrill and Adeline Wallace Annual Prize

  • 2013 Dissertation Year Program Award that supports tuition for dissertation year research

  • 2013 Dissertation Research Grant that supports hardware for computational works

  • 2012 Earle C. Anthony Graduate Travel Award

  • 2008 Excellent Poster for Undergraduate Poster Section at NTU Chemistry

Group Members

Arun Somavarapu

Postdoctoral researcher, Ph.D., University of Technical University of Denmark

  • ABHD5 protein diffusion to membrane

  • Ligand diffusion to ABHD5 protein

Timothy Hasse

Graduate student, Bachelor of Oakland University major in physics and biochemistry

  • Replica-exchange GaMD method development

  • GaMD application in MEIG1 and PACRG protein

  • Understand ligand dissociation pathways of the Spike protein

Esra Mantei

Graduate student, Bachelor of Wayne State University major in physics

  • BD theory and application

  • Model of kinetic rate constant

  • Understand the influence of glycan on ligand diffusion to the Spike protein

Neel Pantel

Undergraduate student, Major in BMP and Minor in Computer Science

  • Inhibitor development targeting the interaction between KRAS and SOS1 protein

  • Inhibitor development of USP10 protein

Surya Sanjay

Undergraduate student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • GaMD application in prion protein

Tanay Bhangale

Undergraduate student, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor

  • GaMD application in prion protein


Postdoctoral Scholar

  • Rezvan Shahoei, 02/2021 - 03/2022, Ph.D., U. of University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign

Current: Senior Scientist I, Applications Science at Schrödinger

Graduate Students

  • Susheel Pangeni, 07/2021 - 02/2022

Undergraduate Students

  • Mariana Sierra, 01/2021-08/2022, Major in BMP and Neuroscience at WSU

Current: UM PREP Intern at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor