Jinping Yang recognized for Research Excellence

Presentation: Chemical Solutions for Battling Superbugs

Jinping Yang’s research focuses on antibiotic biosynthesis, using interdisciplinary methods to “reveal nature’s strategies for the biosynthetic assembly of structurally complex peptide natural products.” With four published manuscripts — three as first author — and two more ready for submission, Yang has had the most productive year of any graduate student who has worked in her lab. “Jinping comes up with her own ideas, challenges her own results, and engages everyone she meets with genuine interest and a giving spirit,” her letter of nomination stated.