Jun Yi

Education:

Ph.D Chemistry, University of Oklahoma, 2008
MS Marine Chemistry, Xiamen University (China), 2002

Scientific Training:

2011 Participant at Computational Chemistry for Chemistry Educators at Oklahoma State University in Stillwater, OK
2009 Participant at the annual CCP4 Workshop in Chicago
2008 Experimenter/participant at the Brookhaven National Laboratory (New York) RapiData Course in Macromolecular Crystallography
2008 Participant at the Brookhaven National Laboratory Course in X-ray Absorption Spectroscopy (XAS).

Research Experience:

2010 Visiting Professor, National Chiao Tung University, Hsinchu, Taiwan
2010– Research Assistant Professor, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
2008–2010 Postdoctoral Research Associate, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma
2003-2008 Graduate Research/Teaching Assistant, University of Oklahoma
2001–2002 Graduate Research Assistant, Institute of Atomic and Molecular Sciences, Academia Sinica, Taiwan 
1995–1999 Research Assistant, State Key Laboratory for Physical Chemistry of Solid Surfaces, Xiamen,  China

Teaching Experience:

2011 Sp. Quantitative Analysis Chemistry (CHEM 3214) Lecture
2006 Fa. Instrumental Analysis Chemistry (CHEM 4033) Laboratory
2005–2006 Quantitative Analysis Chemistry (CHEM 3214) Laboratory
2005 Sp. General Chemistry (CHEM 1415) Laboratory
2004 Fa. Quantitative Analysis Chemistry (CHEM 3214) Laboratory

Honors:

2009 OU's Ph.D. Dissertation Prize in Science and Engineering
2006–2008 Robert E. and Mary B. Sturgis Scholarships (x2), College of Arts and Sciences, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2007 Best Poster Prize at the 9th International Conference on Chemistry and Its Role
in Development; Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt
2006–2007 Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2005–2006 Belle W. Goodman Award for Outstanding Research, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2001–2002 Regional Academic Research Prize (only 5 from a pool of ~3,000 graduate students), sponsored by the North Pole Co., Xiamen University (China)
2002 Science and Technology Graduate Student Achievement Prize, Xiamen University, China
1999–2000 Guanghua Scholarship and Prize, Ministry of Education, China

Peer-reviewed Publications:

Year 2012

“Nitric Oxide Coupling Mediated by Iron Porphyrins: the N-N Bond Formation Step is Facilitated by Electrons and a Proton” Yi, J.; Morrow, B. H.; Campbell, A. L.; Shen, J. K.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 9041-9043.

“Unveiling of the Three-Dimensional Structure of the Green Pigment of Nitrite-Cured Meat” Yi, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Chem. Comm. 2012, 48, 4172-4174.

Cover Art; and Highlighted by the Royal Society science magazine Chemistry World, and the European science magazine  ChemistryViews.

“Distal Pocket Control of Nitrite Binding in Myoglobin” Yi, J.; Thomas, L. M.; Richter-Addo, G. B, Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 2012, 51, 3625-3627.

Selected by the Editors as a Hot Article for "its importance in a rapidly evolving field of high current interest".

“Nitrite Reduction by CoII and MnII Substituted Myoglobins. Towards Understanding Necessary Components of Mb Nitrite Reductase Activity.” Heinecke, J.; Yi, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B.; Ford, P. C., J. Inorg. Biochem., 2012, 107, 47-53.

Year 2011
“Crystallographic Trapping of Heme Loss Intermediates During the Nitrite-Induced Degradation of Human Hemoglobin.” Yi, J.; Thomas, L. M.; Musayev, F. N.; Safo, M. K; Richter-Addo, G. B. Biochemistry, 2011, 50, 8323-8332.
Highlighted as a “Science and Technology Concentrate” in Chemical & Engineering News (ACS, Washington D.C.); Sept 19, 2011, p 28

“Crystal Structure of Human R-State Aquomethemoglobin at 2.0 Å Resolution.” Yi, J.; Thomas, L. M.; Richter-Addo, G. B., Acta Cryst. F. 2011, 67, 647-651.
Selected as Cover Art for the journal issue June 2011

BOOK CHAPTER. “Nanoscale Inorganic Solids and Practical Applications.” Lin, J. D.; Yi, J.; Liao, D. W.; Encyclopedia of Nanoscience and Nanotechnology, Edited by H. S. Nalwa, American Scientific Publishers, 2011, 18, 397-411.

Year 2010
“Synchrotron X-Ray-Induced Photoreduction of Ferric Myoglobin Nitrite Crystals Gives the Ferrous Derivative with Retention of the O-Bonded Nitrite Ligand.” Yi, J.; Orville, A. M.; Skinner, J.; Skinner, M.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Biochemistry 2010, 49, 5969-5971.

“Linkage Isomerization in Heme–NOx Compounds: Understanding NO, Nitrite, and Hyponitrite Interactions with Iron Porphyrins.” Xu, N.; Yi, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Inorg. Chem. 2010, 49, 6253-6266.

Year 2009
“The Distal Pocket Histidine Residue in Horse Heart Myoglobin Directs the O-Binding Mode of Nitrite to the Heme Iron.” Yi, J.; Heinecke, J.; Tan, H.; Ford, P. C.; Richter-Addo, G. B. J. Am. Chem. Soc. 2009, 131, 18119-18128.

“Simultaneous Gas-Phase Detection of Nitric Oxide (NO) and Nitrous Oxide (N2O) from the Decomposition of Angeli's Salt (Na2N2O3) at Different pHs Using Tunable-diode Laser Absorption Spectroscopy.” Yi, J.; Namjou, K.; McCann, P. J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Am. J. Biomed. Sci. 2009, 1, 38-46.

“Nano-Materials and Nano-Architecture in Heterogenous Catalysis.” Liao D. W.; Lin, J. D.; Yi, J.; Petrochemical Technology. 2009, 38, 348-355.

Year 2008
“The Nitrite Anion Binds to Human Hemoglobin via the Uncommon O-Nitrito Mode.” Yi, J.; Safo, M. K.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Biochemistry 2008, 47, 8247-8249.
     Cited as one of the “Most Accessed Rapid Reports” from the journal in 2008.  The O-bound Hb(ONO) structure was selected by the Brookhaven National laboratory as the conference logo for the 2009 international RapiData course at the National Synchrotron Light Source in New York.

Year 2006
“Specific Detection of Gaseous NO and 15NO in the Headspace of Liquid-phase Reactions Involving NO-Generating Organic, Inorganic, and Biochemical Samples Using a Mid-Infrared Laser.” Yi, J.; Namjou, K.; Zahran, Z. N.; McCann, P. J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, 2006, 15, 154-162.

Year 2005
“The Solid State Molecular Structure of the S-Nitroso Derivative of L-Cysteine Ethyl Ester Hydrochloride.” Yi, J.; Khan, M. A.; Lee, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Nitric Oxide: Biology and Chemistry, 2005, 12, 261-266.

Year 2003
“Study on Rh-ZnO/MWNTs Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis.” Wang, J.; Chen, H. B.; Yun, H.; Lin, J. D.; Yi, J.; Zhang, H. B.; Liao, D. W; Acta Phys-Chim Sin, 2003, 19, 65-69.

“Determination of Cypermethrin and Fenvalerate Residues in Tea by Reversed-Phased High Performance Liquid Chromatography.” Li, Y. C; Yi, J.; Gong, Z. B.; Zhang, S. B.; Zheng, W. H.; J. Xiamen University (N. F.), 2003, 42, 78-82.

Year 2002
“Progress in Pretreatment Techniques of Pesticide Residues in Foodstuffs.” Yi, J.; Li, Y. C.; Gong, Z. B.; Progress in Chemistry, 2002, 14, 415-424.

“Determination of Several Types of Pesticides in Tea by Gas Chromatography.” Yi, J.; Li, Y. C.; Gong, Z. B.; Zhang, S. B.; Zheng, W. H.; J. Xiamen University (N. F.), 2002, 41, 334-339.

“Imitation of the Structure of Carbon Family with 3DS Max." Zhang, J.; Lin, Y. Z.; Yi, J.; Xu, Z. X.; Liao, D. W.; Computers and Applied Chemistry, 2002, 19, 603-606.

“Effects of Dehydration using an Azeotrope Distillation Method on the Precursor Structure and Catalytic Activities for Methanol Synthesis Catalysts.” Wang, J.; Zhou, M. N.; Yun, H.; Lin, J. D.; Cai, Y.; Yi, J.; Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; J. Xiamen University (N. F.), 2002, 41, 322-325.

“New Rh-ZnO/Carbon Nanotubes Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis.” Wang, J.; Chen, H. B.; He, H.; Cai, Y.; Lin, J. D.; Yi, J.; Zhang, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; Chin. Chem. Lett., 2002, 13, 1217-1220.

“UBI-QEP Study of Catalytic Reduction Desulfuration on Cobalt Oxide.” Sun, J.; Lin, J. D.; Yi, J.; Wei, G.; Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; Acta Phys-Chim Sin, 2002, 18, 432-436.

“UBI-QEP Study on Purification of Vehicle Exhaust Gas.” Sun, J.; Lin, J. D.; Lin, Y. Z.; Yi, J.; Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; Chin. J. Chem. Phys., 2002, 15, 275-280.

“Theoretical Studies of the Long-Range Coulomb Potential Effect on Photoionization by Strong Lasers.” Mishima, K.; Hayashi, M.; Yi, J.; Lin, S. H.; Selzle, H. L.; Schlag, E. W.; Phys. Rev. A2002, 66, 053408.

“Tunneling Ionization Rates of Atoms and Molecules.” Mishima, K.; Hayashi, M.; Yi, J.; Lin, S. H.; Selzle, H. L.; Schlag, E. W.; J. Chin. Chem. Soc.-Taip., 2002, 49, 639-649.

“Generalization of Keldysh's Theory.” Mishima, K.; Hayashi, M.; Yi, J.; Lin, S. H.; Selzle, H. L.; Schlag, E. W.; Phys. Rev. A, 2002, 66, 033401.

“Application of 3DS Max in the Ionized Crystal Structure.” Lin, Y. Z.; Zhang, J.; Chen, S. M.; Yi, J.; Liao, D. W.; Xu, Z. X; Computers and Applied Chemistry, 2002, 19, 215-217.

“Energetics of Chemisorption and Conversion of Methane on Transition Metal Surfaces." Lin, Y. Z.; Sun, J.; Yi, J.; Lin, J. D.; Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; J. Mol. Struct. Theochem., 2002, 587, 63-71.

Year 2001
“Geometries, Energetics and Spectroscopic Properties of Oxygen Clusters Oxy (x = 2-6, y = -1 -2).” Yi, J.; Chen, H. B.; Wei, G.; Lin, Y. Z.; Liao, D. W.; Chin. J. Chem. Phys., 2001, 14, 65-74.

“A Theory of Coulomb Explosion of Molecules.” Lin, S. H.; Mishima, K.; Hayashi, M.; Chang, A. H. H.; Yi, J.; Mebel, A. M.; J. Chin. Chem. Soc. Taipei, 2001, 48, 963-969.

“Novel Silicon Nanotubes.” Chen, H. B.; Lin, J. D.; Yi, J.; Cai, Y.; Wei, G.; Lin, Y. Z.; Liao, D. W.; Chin. Chem. Lett., 2001, 12, 1139-1140.

“Novel Multi-Walled Nanotubes-Supported and Alkali-Promoted Ru Catalysts for Ammonia Synthesis under Atmospheric Pressure.” Chen, H. B.; Lin, J. D.; Cai, Y.; Wang, X. Y.; Yi, J.; Wang, J.; Wei, G.; Lin, Y. Z.; Liao, D. W.; Appl. Surf. Sci., 2001, 180, 328-335.

Year 1993-2000
“DFT Study on Coordination Clusters of NxHy-Fe (x = 0-2, y = 0-3).” Lin, Y. J.; Cai, Y.; Lin, J. D.; Yi, J.; Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; Chin. J. Chem. Phys., 2000, 13, 437-441.

“Effect of Ferrierite Zeolite-doped ZSM-23 on the Isomerization Selectivity of n-Butene to Isobutene." Chen, H. B.; Yu, L. J.; Lin, Y. Z.; Wei, G.; Yi, J.; Liao, D. W.; J. Xiamen University (N. F.), 2000, 39, 570-576.

“Novel Ruthenium Catalyst (K-Ru/C-60/70) for Ammonia Synthesis.” Wei, G.; Wang, L. H.; Lin, Y. J.; Yi, J.; Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W; Chin. Chem. Lett., 1999, 10, 433-434.

“Catalytic Etherification of Isopentene.” Wang, L. H.; Chen, H. B.; Lin, Y. J.; Yi, J.; Chen, S. Z.; Liao, D. W.; Chemical Research and Application, 1999, 11, 60-62.

"Universal Database and User Interface for Catalyst Design.” Fang, N.; Sun, J.; Jiang, Y. B.; Yi, J.; Liao, D. W.; Computers and Applied Chemistry, 1999, 16, 105-110.

“Influence of Trivalent Metal Ions on the Surface Structure of a Copper-Based Catalyst for Methanol Synthesis.” Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; Yu, L. J.; Lin, Y. J.; Yi, J.; Zhang, H. B.; Tsai, K. R.; Appl. Surf. Sci., 1999, 147, 85-93.

“Dynamic Study on Chemisorbed Species of Oxygen over Gas-Solid Interfaces.” Wei, G.; Huang, Z. N.; Hong, Q.; Lin, Y. J.; Wang, L. H.; Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; Chin. J. Chem. Phys., 1998, 11, 471-476.

“Study on Composite Expansion Fireproofing Coating with Aluminum Phosphate and Acrylic Acid Emulsion.” Lin, Y. Z.; Zhou, X. B.; Yi, J.; Wei, G.; Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; J. Xiamen University (N. F.), 1998, 37, 778-780.

“CO2-Reforming of Methane on Transition Metal Surfaces.” Hei, M. J.; Chen, H. B.; Yi, J.; Lin, Y. J.; Lin, Y. Z.; Wei, G.; Liao, D. W.; Surf. Sci., 1998, 417, 82-96.

“BOC-MP Study on the Mechanism of Reactions of Methanol on Transition Metals." Hei, M. J.; Chen, H. B.; Lin, Y. J.; Hong, Q.; Lin, Y. Z.; Yi, J.; Liao, D. W.; Tsai, K. R.; Chin. J. Chem. Phys., 1998, 11, 166-173.

“Quantum Chemical Study of Chemisorption States of Oxygen on Alkali Metal Oxides and Sulfides.” Dai, Y. M.; Lin, Y. Z.; Chen, H. B.; Hong, Q.; Yi, J.; Chen, S. Z.; Liao, D. W.; J. Xiamen University (N. F.), 1998, 37, 153-156.

“The effects of M2O3 (M = Al, Sc, etc.) on Stabilizing Monocopper over the Surface of Cu-ZnO-M2O3 Catalysts for Methanol Synthesis.” Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; Yu, L. J.; Yi, J.; Zhang, H. B.; Tsai, K. R.; J. Chin. Chem. Soc. Taipei, 1998, 45, 673-678.

“Batch Processing Program for In-situ Dynamic Three-Dimension FT-IR Spectra and Its Applications.” Huang, Z. N.; Hong, Q.; Lin, Z. Y.; Yi, J.; Chen, H. B.; Liao, D. W.; Computers and Applied Chemistry, 1997, 14, 79-80.

“BOC-MP Study for Ammonia Synthesis.” Hei, M. J.; Chen, H. B.; Lin, Y. J.; Hong, Q.; Lin, Y. Z.; Yi, J.; Liao, D. W.; Tsai, K. R.; J. Xiamen University (N. F.), 1997, 36, 879-884.

Attended Conferences:
2011 International: SC11 International Conference for High Performance Computing,
Networking, Storage and Analysis in Seattle, WA
2011 National: Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Anaheim, CA
2011 International: Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Nitric Oxide in Ventura, CA
2010 International: Joint PacifiCHEM (USA, Canada, Japan, New Zealand,
Australia, South Korea, China) Meeting, Hawaii.
2010 National: Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association, Chicago.
2010 Regional: Meeting of the American Chemical Society in OKC.
2009 National: Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Salt Lake City.
2008 Local: Student Research and Performance Day, Univ. of Oklahoma
2007 International: 9th International Conference on Chemistry and Its Role in Development, Egypt.
2007 Local: Diabetes Research Retreat, Univ. of Oklahoma Diabetes Center
2006 International: 4th International Conference on Nitric Oxide; held in CA.

Presentations at Conferences and Meetings:
  1. “New Structural Insights into the Reactions of Nitrite with Myoglobin and Hemoglobin.” Richter-Addo, G. B.; Yi, J. Invited Oral Presentation (GBR-A) at the 15th International Conference on Biological Inorganic Chemistry, Vancouver, Canada, August 2011. Control ID:1104282.
  2. “Nitrite Covalently Modifies the Heme Macrocycle of Myoglobin: Crystal Structure of Nitrimyoglobin.” Yi, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Invited Oral Presentation at the 241st National Meeting of American Chemical Society held in Anaheim, California, March 2011. INOR-66
  3. “Nitrosoalkane Binding to Human Hemoglobin as Revealed by Macromolecular Crystallography.” Yi, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Poster Presentation at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Nitric Oxide held in Ventura, California, February 2011.
  4. “Is That Supposed to Be Green? Unraveling the Hb-Nitrite Interaction.” Richter-Addo, G. B.; Yi, J. Oral Presentation at the Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Nitric Oxide held in Ventura, California, February 2011.
  5. “Exposure of Ferric Myoglobin Nitrite Crystals to Synchrotron X-ray Radiation.” Yi, J.; Orville, A. M.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Oral Presentation at the International PacifiCHEM Meeting held in Hawaii, December 2010. BIOL-19.
  6. “Chemical Modification of the Heme in Hemeproteins by the Nitrite Anion: Crystal Structural Characterization of Nitriheme.” Richter-Addo, G. B.; Yi, J. Poster Presentation at the International PacifiCHEM Meeting held in Hawaii, December 2010. BIOL-423.
  7. “Distal Pocket Effects on Nitrite Binding to Heme Iron.” Yi, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Poster presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association held in Chicago, July 2010.
  8. “Consequences of Exposure of Ferric Myoglobin Nitrite Crystals to Synchrotron X-ray Radiation.” Richter-Addo, G. B.; Yi, J.; Orville, A. M. Oral presentation at the Annual Meeting of the American Crystallographic Association held in Chicago, July 2010.
  9. “In situ Generation of Ferrous Myoglobin Nitrite Using Synchrotron Induced X-ray Photoreduction.” Yi, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Poster presentation at the 55th Annual Pentasectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Norman, OK, April 2010.
  10. “The Distal Pocket Histidine Residue in Horse Heart Myoglobin Directs the O-Binding Mode of Nitrite to the Heme Iron.” Yi, J. Invited oral presentation at the 55th Annual Pentasectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society in Norman, OK, April 2010.
  11. “Nitrosoalkane Adducts of Human Hemoglobin.” Guan, Y.; Yi, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Poster presentation at the 55th Annual Pentasectional Meeting of the American Chemical Society, April 2010
  12. “Nitrite, NO, and Hyponitrite: Unusual Heme-NxOy Conformations.” Richter-Addo, G. B.; Xu, N.; Yi, J., Invited Oral presentation (GBR-A) at the 237th National Meeting of the American Chemical Society, Salt Lake City, UT, March 22-26, 2009.
  13. “Crystal Structure of the Nitrite Adduct of Ferric Human Hemoglobin Displaying the Uncommon O-Nitrito Binding Mode.” Yi, J.; Safo, M.; Richter-Addo, G. B. Poster presentation at the 237th American Chemical Society National Meeting held in Salt Lake City, March 2009. INOR-460.
  14. “Toxic Nitroso Compounds and Muscle Proteins: What Can Structural Biology Tell US.” Yi, J.; Copeland, D.; Richter-Addo, G. B.; Poster presentation at the Student Research and Performance Day, Graduate College, University of Oklahoma, March 2008.
  15. “Nitrite as An Endogenous Vasodilator in Diabetic Patients: Does Myoglobin Play A Role in Nitric Oxide Production?” Richter-Addo, G. B.; Yi, J.; Copeland, D. M.; Zahran, Z. N.; Invited Oral presentation (GBR-A) at Diabetes Research Retreat, University of Oklahoma Diabetes Center, October 2007.
  16. “Specific Detection of NO from Liquid-Phase Reactions using A Mid-infrared Laser." Yi, J.; Zahran, Z. N.; Richter-Addo, G. B.; Poster presentation at the 9th International Conference on Chemistry and Its Role in Development, Sharm El-Sheikh, Egypt, April 2007. Won the Best Poster Prize.
  17. “Specific Detection of Gaseous NO and 15NO from Chemical Reactions Using a Mid-Infrared Laser.” Yi, J.; Richter-Addo, G. B.; Namjou, K.; Zahran, Z. N.; McCann, P. J. Poster presentation at the 4th International Conference on Nitric Oxide, Monterey, California, June 2006. P017.
Presentations at Other University:
  • Northwestern Oklahoma State University (NWOSU), Alva, OK, September 2010
  • Central South University, Changsha, Hunan, China, October 2010
  • University of Science and Technology Beijing, Beijing, China, October 2010
  • Southeast University, Nanjing, Jiangshu, China, October 2010
  • Xiamen University, Xiamen, Fujian, China, October 2010

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