Shukun Yang

Shukun Yang

Graduate Student in Biochemistry

B.S. Biochemistry & B.S. Molecular Biology, Florida Institute of Technology, 2016


Department of Chemistry
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
136 Roger Adams Laboratory
600 S. Mathews Avenue
Urbana, IL 61801

Phone: (217) 244-7224
Fax: (217) 244-8024


Brief Biography

Shukun Yang received two B.S. degrees, one in biochemistry and another in molecular biology, from Florida Institute of Technology in 2016. She joined the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign as a graduate student in biochemistry in Fall 2017, where (after rotations) she joined the laboratory of Prof. Scott K. Silverman to study deoxyribozymes.

Research Interests

My research efforts are focused on identifying deoxyribozymes that degrade the amino acid phenylalanine.