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Tsai Min-Yeh Assistant Professor


Date of employment: Feb. 1, 2023


Physical chemistry,

Structural biology

Computational Biophysics

TEL (O): (886-5) 272-0411 ext. 66401

Email: myt@ccu.edu.tw

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B.S.in Chemistry, National Taiwan Normal University, 2005

Ph.D. in Physical Chemistry, National Taiwan University, 2011

R&D Fellow (Alternative Military Duty), National Chiao Tung University, 2011-2014

Postdoc Research Associate, Rice University, 2014-2018

Assistant Professor, Tamkang University, 2018-2023.1

Assistant Professor, National Chung Cheng University, 2023.2-


Research Interests

Use Molecular Dynamics simulation to study disease related biomolecular condensates/aggregates

Theoretical modeling of gene regulation and binding recognition

Develop data-driven predictive models

Use statistical thermodynamics to study multivalent interactions in liquid-liquid phase separation(LLPS)



Selected Publications 代表著作  [SCOPUS論文統計]
  • Lin, T.-Y.; Ma, Y.-W.; Tsai, M.-Y.* Early-stage Oligomerization of Prion-like Polypeptides Reveals the Molecular Mechanism of Amyloid-disrupting Capacity by Proline Residues. J. Phys. Chem. B. (Accepted)
  • Chen, X.; Tsai, M.-Y.*; Wolynes, P. G.* The Role of Charge Density Coupled DNA Bending in Transcription Factor Sequence Binding Specificity: A Generic Mechanism for Indirect Readout. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2022, 144 (4), 1835–1845.
  • Ma, Y.-W.; Lin, T.-Y.; Tsai, M.-Y.* Fibril Surface-dependent Amyloid Precursors revealed by Coarse-grained Molecular Dynamics Simulation. Front. Mol. Biosci. 2021, 8, 719320.
  • Tsai, M.-Y.*,†; Shen, J.-L.; Schafer, N. P.; Wolynes, P. G.*, Modeling Protein Aggregation Kinetics: The Method of Second Stochasticization. J. Phys. Chem. B. 2021, 125 (4), 1118–1133.
  • Tsai, M.-Y.; Zheng, W; Chen, M.; Wolynes, P. G.* Multiple Binding Configurations of Fis Protein Pairs on DNA: Facilitated Dissociation versus Cooperative Dissociation. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2019, 141 (45), 18113−18126.
  • Tsai, M.-Y.; Zhang, B.; Zheng, W.; Wolynes, P. G.* Molecular Mechanism of Facilitated Dissociation of Fis Protein from DNA. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2016, 138 (41), 13497−13500.
  • Zheng, W.; Tsai, M.-Y.; Wolynes, P. G.* Comparing the Aggregation Free Energy Landscapes of Amyloid Beta(1-42) and Amyloid Beta(1-40). J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2017, 139 (46), 16666–16676.
  • Zheng, W.; Tsai, M.-Y.; Chen, M.; Wolynes, P. G.* Exploring the Aggregation Free Energy Landscape of the Amyloid-β Protein (1-40). Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U. S. A. 2016, 113 (42), 11835–11840.
  • Tsai, M.-Y.; Zheng, W.; Balamurugan, D.; Schafer, N. P.; Kim, B. L.; Cheung, M. S.; Wolynes, P. G.* Electrostatics, Structure Prediction, and the Energy Landscapes for Protein Folding and Binding. Protein Sci. 2016, 25 (1), 255–269.
  • Tsai, M.-Y.*; Yuan, J.-M.; Teranishi, Y.; Lin, S. H. Thermodynamics of Protein Folding Using a Modified Wako-Saitô-Muñoz-Eaton Model. J. Biol. Phys. 2012, 38 (4), 543–571.


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