Advisory Board

Professor Dongping Zhong

Dongping Zhong, Ph.D., FAPS is Robert Smith Professor, Dept of Physics; Professor, Dept of Chemistry and Biochemistry; The Ohio State University.
 
Dongping’s research interests include:

  • Femtobiology (DNA repair, Circadian rhythm, Photoreceptors)
  • Biomolecular Recognition (Hydration dynamics, Conformation fluctuations)
  • Ultrafast Protein/Enzyme Dynamics (Heme proteins, Flavoproteins)

Dongping coauthored Dynamics and mechanism of cyclobutane pyrimidine dimer repair by DNA photolyase, Direct observation of thymine dimer repair in DNA by photolyase, Femtosecond dynamics of flavoproteins: Charge separation and recombination in riboflavin (vitamin B2)-binding protein and in glucose oxidase enzyme, Mapping hydration dynamics around a protein surface, Femtosecond studies of protein–ligand hydrophobic binding and dynamics: Human serum albumin, and Ultrafast Hydration Dynamics in Melittin Folding and Aggregation: Helix Formation and Tetramer Self-Assembly. Read the full list of his publications!
 
Dongping earned his B.S. in Laser Physics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 1985. He earned his M.S. in Laser Physics at Huazhong University of Science and Technology, China in 1988 where his advisor was University Distinguished Professor Zaiguang Li. He earned his M.S. in Physical Chemistry at Kansas State University in 1994 where his advisor was University Distinguished Professor Donald W. Setser. He earned his Ph.D. at the California Institute of Technology in 1999 where his advisor was Nobel Laureate Ahmed H. Zewail. He became a Fellow of The American Physics Society in 2009.
 
Read Researchers discover how key enzyme repairs sun-damaged DNA, Scientists Get First Look at How Water “Lubricates” Proteins, and Protein calms the waters.