Iwahara Lab

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Our lab members actively pursue the research goals in our three research areas.

Current Members


Junji Iwahara

Junji is responsible for the overall administration and direction of research projects in our lab. He supervises lab members, performs NMR experiments, analyzes data, and reports the results from our research projects. See "About the PI" or "Contact" for more information.

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Research SCientist (2019-)

Binhan Yu

Binhan conducts biophysical research on protein-DNA, ion-protein, and ion-DNA interactions using various advanced nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) methods and computational approaches.


Postdoctoral Fellow (2019-)

Xi Wang

Xi conducts kinetic and thermodynamic research on protein-DNA and protein-proteins interaction using biophysical approaches (e.g., fluorescence, NMR, and ITC) and biochemical approaches (e.g., EMSA).


Postdoctoral Fellow (2021-)

Marlen Mayorga-Flores

Using nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR), surface plasmon resonance (SPR), and some other techniques, Marlen conducts research on HMGB1 and its inhibition.

Jonathan Paz-Villatoro

Research Associate (2023-)

Jonathan Paz-Villatoro

Using various chromatographic techniques (e.g., affinity, ion-exchange, size-exclusion), Jonathan prepares proteins and DNA for our biophysical and biochemical research. He also proofreads and edits our manuscripts.