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Dr. Jaeju Ko

  • Dr. Jaeju Ko Associate Professor

    Office: 229B Weyandt Hall
    Phone: (724) 357-4596    
    E-mail: jaeju.ko@iup.edu

    Office Hours

    M: 1:00–3:00 p.m. 
    W: 10:00–11:00 a.m.
    R: 1:00–3:00 p.m.

    Education

    BS – Boston State College
    PhD – Northeastern University         

    Field

    Physical Chemistry  

    Courses

    CHEM 341/342 — Physical Chemistry I/II
    SCI 107/117 — Chemistry for Everyone

    Research Interests

    My research is in the area of theoretical and computational chemistry and in computational biology. My students and I are interested in applying these methods to study biochemical functions of proteins.                                

    Select Publications

    "Crystal structure of a metal-dependent phosphoesterase (YP_910028.1) from Bifidobacterium adolescentis: Computational prediction and experimental validation of phosphoesterase activity," Gye Won Han, Jaeju Ko, et al., Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, volume 79(7), pp 2146-2160, 2011.

    "Selective Prediction of Interaction Sites in Protein Structures with THEMATICS," Ying Wei, Jaeju Ko, Leonel FMurga, Mary Jo Ondrechen, BMC Bioinformatics, 2007, 8: 119.

    "Solvation Effect on Solute Retention in Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography,"Jennifer Chilenski, John C. Ford, and Jaeju Ko, Sigma Xi Symposium, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, April 17, 2000.

    "Modeling the Effect of Solvation on Solute Retention in Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography," Jaeju Ko, Jennifer Chilenski, Tina Rodgers, and John C. Ford,The 2000 Summer Research Symposium, Duquesne University Undergraduate Research Program, July 28, 2000.

    “Modeling the Solute Retention in Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography by Calculation of Solvation Energetics,” Paul Mangold, John C. Ford, and Jaeju Ko, Sigma Xi Symposium, Indiana University of Pennsylvania, April 2, 2001

    "Statistical Analysis and THEMATICS: Prediction of Protein Active Site Residues from Protein Structure," Huyuan Terry Yang, Leonel F. Murga, David E. Budil, Jaeju Ko, and Mary Jo Ondrechen, The Second Northeast Bioinformatics Consortium Conference, Boston, MA, October 24-25, 2003