Headshot of Jonathan Tai

Undergraduate education

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign - BS (2014)

Years in MSTP 


PhD program

Integrated program in biochemistry


Dave Pagliarini, PhD

Research interest

Systematic analysis of mitochondrial carrier proteins using yeast genetics and mass-spectrometry.

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Tai J, Dave K, Hahn V, Guzman I, Gruebele M. Sub-cellular modulation of protein VlsE stability and folding kinetics. FEBS Lett. 2016 May;590(10):1409-16. PMID: 27129718.

Guzman I, Gelman H, Tai J, Gruebele M. The extracellular protein VlsE is destabilized inside cells. J Mol Biol. 2014 Jan 9;426(1):11-20. Epub 2013 Sep 4. PMID: 24013077; PMCID: PMC4059009.

Blancas-Mejía LM, Tischer A, Thompson JR, Tai J, Wang L, Auton M, Ramirez-Alvarado M. Kinetic control in protein folding for light chain amyloidosis and the differential effects of somatic mutations. J Mol Biol. 2014 Jan 23;426(2):347-61. Epub 2013 Oct 22. PMID: 24157440; PMCID: PMC3892967.

O'Hara JK, Kerwin LJ, Cobbold SA, Tai J, Bedell TA, Reider PJ, Llinás M. Targeting NAD+ Metabolism in the Human Malaria Parasite Plasmodium falciparum. PLoS One. 2014 Apr 18;9(4):e94061. PMID: 24747974; PMCID: PMC3991606.