Wei Si

263 LLP

Loomis Laboratory of Physics
1110 West Green Street
Urbana, IL 61801-3080

I am a joint-educated Ph.D. student between Jiangsu Key Laboratory for Design and Manufacture of Micro-Nano Biomedical Instruments and Department of Mechanical Engineering at Southeast University and Department of Physics at University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. I am now doing research on (1) nanopore DNA sequencing, (2) nanopore protein detection and (3) membrane protein design by both theoretical and experimental methods. For more publications with related research work, please visit my Google Scholar Citation website: https://scholar.google.com/citations?user=J4R73XEAAAAJ&hl=en


  1. Wei Si, and Aleksei Aksimentiev. "Nanopore Sensing of Protein Folding." ACS Nano 11, 7091-7100 (2017). PDF icon nn7b02718_si_001.pdf (12.07 MB)
  2. Aaron John Wolfe, Wei Si, Zhengqi Zhang, Adam R. Blanden, Yi-Ching Hsueh, Jack Fredrick Gugel, Bach Pham, Min Chen, Stewart N. Loh, Sharon Rozovsky, Aleksei Aksimentiev, and Liviu Movileanu. "Quantification of Membrane Protein-Detergent Complex Interactions." The Journal of Physical Chemistry B 121:10228-10241 (2017).
  3. Benjamin Cressiot*, Sandra J. Greive*, Wei Si*, Tomas Pascoa, Mehrnaz Mojtabavi, Maria Chechik, Huw Thomas Jenkins, Xueguang Lu, Ke Zhang, Aleksei Aksimentiev, Alfred A. Antson, and Meni Wanunu. "Porphyrin-Assisted Docking of a Thermophage Portal Protein into Lipid Bilayers: Nanopore Engineering and Characterization." ACS Nano (2017).