Associate Professor of Biochemistry, Department of Biochemistry
University of California, Riverside
Dr. Jikui Song obtained his Ph.D. degree in biochemistry from University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2002 with Prof. John L Markley. His doctoral work focused on investigation of protein structure-function relationships using NMR spectroscopy. After that, he joined the Center for Eukaryotic Structural Genomics (CESG) as research scientist to carry out research in NMR-based structural proteomics. During 2007-2011, He was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Dinshaw J Patel’s laboratory at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, where he performed structural and biophysical characterizations of various epigenetic complexes, including “readers” and “writers” of histone marks and/or DNA methylation. He joined the Department of Biochemistry at UC Riverside as assistant professor in 2012, and was appointed as associate professor since 2017. His research at UC Riverside has focused on mechanistic understanding of macromolecular machineries involved in epigenetic regulation and host-pathogen interactions.