Meet Jianlin “Jack” Cheng

Meet Jianlin “Jack” Cheng

How do you solve big problems such as fighting disease or decreasing pollution? One protein at a time. Meet Jianlin “Jack” Cheng, a pioneer when it comes to understanding the basic building blocks of life. Cheng is the Thompson Professor in the Department of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science. He’s spent nearly 20 years solving [...]
Cheng Receives $1.37M NIH Grant to Predict Protein Structures

Cheng Receives $1.37M NIH Grant to Predict Protein Structures

Using artificial intelligence technologies, Thompson Professor Jianlin Cheng is devising a way to predict 3-dimensional protein structures. The method translates a protein sequence into a 2-dimensional map to predict the structure. Knowing the three-dimensional structure of proteins—such as the shape of the spike-like protein that injects coronavirus into our cells—can help us treat illnesses. That’s [...]

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