Department of Chemistry, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Bin Zhang is an assistant professor in the Chemistry department at MIT. He attended the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC) as a chemical physics major, where he developed a strong interest in theoretical chemistry through the undergraduate research program in the group of Jinlong Yang. Bin received numerous awards for his outstanding academic performance, including the prestigious Tang Zhongying Scholarship and the Guo Moruo Scholarship, which is the highest honor for undergraduate students. After graduating from USTC in 2007, Bin moved to the United States to pursue doctoral research at the California Institute of Technology in Thomas Miller’s group. His thesis work on Sec-Facilitated Protein Translocation and Membrane Integration was recognized with the Herbert Newby McCoy Award, the highest award for graduate scientific research from Caltech. Upon graduation, Bin accepted a position as a postdoctoral scholar with Peter G. Wolynes at the Center for Theoretical Biological Physics at Rice University. Bin joined MIT faculty as an assistant professor in 2016. His research focuses on studying three-dimensional genome organization with interdisciplinary approaches that combine bioinformatics analysis, computational modeling and statistical mechanical theory.