Yang, An-Suei

YangAS 6x7Research Fellow

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  • Ph.D., Department of Chemistry The Johns Hopkins University, 1987
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Physics University of Virginia, 1987–1988
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Department of Biochemistry Columbia University, 1988–1991
  • Associate Research Scientist - Research Scientist, Columbia University, 1991–2000
  • Assistant Professor of Pharmacology, Columbia University, 2000–2004
  • Associate Research Fellow, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, 2004 - 2010
  • Research Fellow, Genomics Research Center, Academia Sinica, 2010 - present


  • Fellowship (2000-2002), William J. Matheson foundation at Columbia University.


YangAS-overviewOur lab has implemented phage-based protein display systems in connection with computational and bioinformatics methodologies harnessing the power of rapidly expanding computing capabilities and high throughput experimental technologies for antibody/protein engineering and antibody/protein design. The research directions are aiming at innovating antibody/protein design and engineering technologies and understanding the biological function of natural antibody repertoires with synthetic phage-displayed antibody libraries and bioinformatics; the goal is to develop antibody-based molecules for important biomedical applications. The works from our group can be found in [https://scholar.google.com.tw/citations?user=YBoSfnAAAAAJ&hl=en]


  • Peter D. Kwong*, Gwo-Yu Chuang, Brandon J. DeKosky, Tatyana Gindin, Ivelin S. Georgiev, Thomas Lemmin, Chaim A. Schramm, Zizhang Sheng, Cinque Soto, An-Suei Yang, John R. Mascola, Lawrence Shapiro* , accepted, “Antibodyomics: Bioinformatics Technologies for Understanding B Cell Immunity to HIV-1 ”, IMMUNOLOGICAL REVIEWS. (SCI)
  • Shin-Chen Hou, Hong-Sen Chen, Hung-Wei Lin, Wei-Ting Chao, Yao-Sheng Chen, Chi-Yu Fu, Chung-Ming Yu, Kai-Fa Huang, Andrew H.-J. Wang, An-Suei Yang*, 2016, “High throughput cytotoxicity screening of anti-HER2 immunotoxins conjugated with antibody fragments from phage-displayed synthetic antibody libraries”, Scientific Reports, 6, 31878. (SCI)
  • Jhih-Wei Jian, Pavadai Elumalai, Thejkiran Pitti, Chih Yuan Wu, Keng-Chang Tsai, Jeng-Yih Chang, Hung-Pin Peng, An-Suei Yang*, 2016, “Predicting ligand binding sites on protein surfaces by 3-dimensional probability density distributions of interacting atoms”, PLoS One, 11(8), e0160315. (SCI)
  • Chao-Ping Tung, Ing-Chien Chen, Chung-Ming Yu, Hung-Pin Peng, Jhih-Wei Jian, Shiou-Hwa Ma, Yu-Ching Lee, Jia-Tsrong Jan, An-Suei Yang*, 2015, “Discovering neutralizing antibodies targeting at the stem epitope of influenza hemagglutinin with synthetic phage-displayed antibody libraries”, Scientific Reports, 5, 15053. (SCI)
  • Chen, H.-S., S.-C. Hou, J.-W. Jian, K.-S. Goh, S.-T. Shen, Y.-C. Lee, J.-J. You, H.-P. Peng, W.-C. Kuo, S.-T. Chen, M.-C. Peng, H.-J. Wang, C.-M. Yu, I.-C. Chen, C.-P. Tung, T.-H. Chen, K. P. Chiu, C. Ma, C. Y. Wu, S.-W. Lin and A.-S. Yang*, 2015, “Predominant structural configuration in natural antibody repertoires enables potent antibody responses against protein antigens”, Scientific Reports, 5, 12411. (SCI)
  • Zhou T, Lynch RM, Chen L, Acharya P, Wu X, Doria-Rose NA, Joyce MG, Lingwood D, Soto C, Bailer RT, Ernandes MJ, Kong R, Longo NS, Louder MK, McKee K, O'Dell S, Schmidt SD, Tran L, Yang Z, Druz A, Luongo TS, Moquin S, Srivatsan S, Yang Y, Zhang B, Zheng A, Pancera M, Kirys T, Georgiev IS, Gindin T, Peng HP, Yang AS, Mullikin JC, Gray MD, Stamatatos L, Burton DR, Koff WC, Cohen MS, Haynes BF, Casazza JP, Connors M, Corti D, Lanzavecchia A, Sattentau QJ, Weiss RA, West AP Jr, Bjorkman PJ, Scheid JF, Nussenzweig MC, Shapiro L, Mascola JR, Kwong PD, 2015, “Structural Repertoire of HIV-1-Neutralizing Antibodies Targeting the CD4 Supersite in 14 Donors.”, Cell, 161, 1280-1292. (SCI)
  • Hung-Pin Peng, Kuo Hao Lee, Jhih-Wei Jian, An-Suei Yang*, 2014, “Origins of specificity and affinity in antibody-protein interactions”, PROCEEDINGS OF THE NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, 111(26), E2656-E2665. (SCI)
  • Rajasekaran Mahalingama*, Hung-Pin Peng, An-Suei Yang*, 2014, “Prediction of fatty acid-binding residues on protein surfaces with three-dimensional probability distributions of interacting atoms”, BIOPHYSICAL CHEMISTRY, 192, 10-19. (SCI)
  • Rajasekaran Mahalingam*, Hung-Pin Peng, An-Suei Yang*, 2014, “Prediction of FMN-binding residues with three-dimensional probability distributions of interacting atoms on protein surfaces”, JOURNAL OF THEORETICAL BIOLOGY, 343, 154-161. (SCI)
  • Hsu, H.-J., K. H. Lee, J.-W. Jian, H.-J. Chang, C.-M. Yu, Y.-C. Lee, I.-C. Chen, H.-P. Peng, C. Y. Wu, Y.-F. Huang, C.-Y. Shao, K. P. Chiu and A.-S. Yang*, 2014, “Antibody variable domain interface and framework sequence requirements for stability and function by high throughput experiments.”, STRUCTURE, 22(1), 22-34. (SCI)
  • Chang, H.-J., J.-W. Jian, H.-J. Hsu, Y.-C. Lee, H.-S. Chen, J.-J. You, S.-C. Hou, C.-Y. Shao, Y.-J. Chen, K.-P. Chiu, H.-P. Peng, K. H. Lee and A.-S. Yang*, 2014, “Loop sequence features and stability determinants in antibody variable domains by high throughput experiments.”, STRUCTURE, 22(1), 9-21. (SCI)
  • Chang, H.-J. and A.-S. Yang*, 2014, “Design of Phage-Displayed Cystine-Stabilized Mini-Protein Libraries for Proteinaceous Binder Engineering”, Methods in Molecular Biology, 1088, 1-17.
  • Hsu, H.-J. and A.-S. Yang*, 2014, “Substrate Phage Display for Protease Substrate Sequence Characterization: Bovine Factor Xa as a Model System”, Methods in Molecular Biology, 1088, 107-124.
  • Keng-Chang Tsai, Ei-Wen Yang, Jhih-Wei Jian, Po-Chiang Hsu, Hung-Pin Peng, Ching-Tai Chen, Jun-Bo Chen, Jeng-Yih Chang, Wen-Lian Hsu. An-Suei Yang*, 2012, “Prediction of Carbohydrate Binding Sites on Protein Surfaces with 3-Dimensional Probability Density Distributions of Interacting Atoms”, PLoS One, 7(7), e40846. (SCI)
  • Ching-Tai Chen, Hung-Pin Peng, Jhih-Wei Jian, Keng-Chang Tsai, Jeng-Yih Chang, Ei-Wen Yang, Jun-Bo Chen, Wen-Lian Hsu, An-Suei Yang*, 2012, “Protein-Protein Interaction Site Predictions with Three-Dimensional Probability Distributions of Interacting Atoms on Protein Surfaces”, PLoS One, 7(6), e37706. (SCI)
  • Chung-Ming Yu, Hung-Pin Peng, Ing-Chien Chen, Yu-Ching Lee, Jun-Bo Chen, Keng-Chang Tsai, Ching-Tai Chen, Jeng-Yih Chang, Ei-Wen Yang, Po-Chiang Hsu, Jhih-Wei Jian, Hung-Ju Hsu, Hung-Ju Chang, Wen-Lian Hsu, Kai-Fa Huang, Alex Che Ma, An-Suei Yang*, 2012, “Rationalization and Design of the Complementarity Determining Region Sequences in an Antibody-Antigen Recognition Interface”, PLoS One, 7(3), e33340. (SCI)
  • Yu-Ching Lee, Ing-Chien Chen, Chung-Ming Yu, Yi-Jen Huang, Hung-Ju Hsu, and An-Suei Yang*, 2011, “Effects of signal sequence on phage-displayed disulfide-stabilized single chain antibody variable fragment (sc-dsFv) libraries”, BIOCHEMICAL AND BIOPHYSICAL RESEARCH COMMUNICATIONS, 411(2), 348-353. (SCI)
  • Ing-Chien Chen, Chung-Ming Yu, Yu-Ching Lee, Yi-Jen Huang, Hung-Ju Hsu, and An-Suei Yang*, 2010, “Signal sequence as a determinant in expressing disulfide-stabilized single chain antibody variable fragments (sc-dsFv) against human VEGF”, MOLECULAR BIOSYSTEMS, 6(7), 1307-1315. (SCI)
  • Yi-Jen Huang, Ing-Chien Chen, Chung-Ming Yu, Yu-Ching Lee, Hung-Ju Hsu, Anna Ching-Ching Tung, Hung-Ju Chang, An-Suei Yang*, 2010, “Engineering Anti-vascular Endothelial Growth Factor Single Chain Disulfide-stabilized Antibody Variable Fragments (sc-dsFv) with Phage-displayed sc-dsFv Libraries”, Journal of Biological Chemistry, 285(11), 7880-7891. (SCI)
  • Hung-Ju Chang, Hung-Ju Hsu, Chi-Fon Chang, Hung-Pin Peng, Yi-Kun Sun, Hui-Ming Yu, Hsi-Chang Shih, Chun-Ying Song, Yi-Ting Lin, Chu-Chun Chen, Chia-Hung Wang, An-Suei Yang*., 2009, “Molecular Evolution of Cystine-Stabilized Miniproteins as Stable Proteinaceous Binders”, STRUCTURE, 17, 620-631. (SCI)
  • Hung-Ju Hsu, Keng-Chang Tsai, Yi-Kun Sun, Hung-Ju Chang, Yi-Jen Huang, Hui-Ming Yu, Chun-Hung Lin, Shi-Shan Mao and An-Suei Yang, 2008, “Factor-XaActive Site Substrate Specificity with Substrate Phage Display and Computational Molecular Modeling”, J. Biol. Chem, 283, 12343-12353. (SCI)
  • Chen CT, Yang EW, Hsu HJ, Sun YK, Hsu WL, Yang AS, 2008, “Protease substrate site predictors derived from machine learning on multilevel substrate phage display data.”, BIOINFORMATICS, 24(23), 2691-7. (SCI)
  • H. P. Peng and A. S. Yang, 2007, “Modeling protein loops with knowledge-based prediction of sequence-structure alignment”, Bioinformatics, 23(21), 2836-2842. (SCI)
  • Y. M. Shao, W. B. Yang, H. P. Peng, M. F. Hsu, K. C. Tsai, T. H. Kuo, A. H. Wang, P. H. Liang, C. H. Lin, A. S. Yang and C. H. Wong, 2007, “Structure-Based Design and Synthesis of Highly Potent SARS-CoV 3CL Protease Inhibitors”, ChemBioChem, 8, 1654-1657. (SCI)
  • H. Hsu, H. Cheng, H-P. Peng, S-S. Huang, M-Y. Lin and A. S. Yang, 2006, “Assessing Computational Amino Acid beta-turn Propensities with Phage-displayed Combinatorial Library and Directed Evolution”, Structure, 14, 1499-1510. (SCI)
  • R. Kuang, C. S. Leslie and A. S. Yang, 2004, “Protein backbone angle prediction with machine learning approaches”, Bioinformatics, 20, 1612-1621. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, L. Y. Wang, 2003, “Local structure prediction with local structure-based sequence profiles”, Bioinformatics, 19, 1267-1274. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, L. Y. Wang, 2002, “Local structure-based sequence profile database for local and global protein structure predictions”, Bioinformatics, 18, 1650-1657. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, 2002, “Structure-dependent sequence alignment for remotely related proteins”, Bioinformatics, 18, 1658-1665. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. Honig, 2000, “An integrated approach to the analysis and modeling of protein sequences and structures. I. Protein structural alignment and a quantitative measure for protein structural distance”, J Mol Biol, 301, 665-678. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. Honig, 2000, “An integrated approach to the analysis and modeling of protein sequences and structures. II. On the relationship between sequence and structural similarity for proteins that are not obviously related in sequence”, J Mol Biol, 301, 679-689. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. Honig, 2000, “An integrated approach to the analysis and modeling of protein sequences and structures. III. A comparative study of sequence conservation in protein structural families using multiple structural alignments”, J Mol Biol, 201, 691-711. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. Honig, 1999, “Sequence to structure alignment in comparative modeling using PrISM”, Proteins, Suppl 3, 66-72. (SCI)
  • V. K. Misra, J. L. Hecht, A. S. Yang and B. Honig, 1998, “Electrostatic Contributions to the Binding Free Energy of the cI Repressor to DNA”, Biophys J, 75, 2262-2273. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. Hitz, B. Honig, 1996, “Free energy determinants of secondary structure formation: III. beta-turns and their role in protein folding”, J Mol Biol, 259, 873-882. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, A. S. Brill, 1996, “Thermal access to amplified chemical potential and the determination of equilibrium constants in protein solutions at subfreezing temperatures”, Biophys Chem, 58, 341-354. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. Honig, 1995, “Free energy determinants of secondary structure formation: I. alpha-Helices”, J Mol Biol, 252, 351-365. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. Honig, 1995, “Free energy determinants of secondary structure formation: II. Antiparallel beta-sheets”, J Mol Biol, 252, 366-376. (SCI)
  • B. Honig, A. S. Yang, 1995, “The free energy balance in protein folding”, Advances in Protein Chemistry, 46, 27-58.
  • A. S. Yang, B. Honig, 1994, “Structural origins of pH and ionic strength effects on protein stability. Acid denaturation of sperm whale apomyoglobin”, J Mol Biol, 237, 602-614. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, M. R. Gunner, R. Sampogna, K. Sharp and B. Honig, 1993, “On the calculation of pKas in proteins”, Proteins, 15, 252-265. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. Honig, 1993, “On the pH Dependence of Protein Stability”, J Mol Biol, 231, 459-474. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, K. A. Sharp and B. Honig, 1992, “Analysis of the heat capacity dependence of protein folding”, J Mol Biol, 227, 889-900. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. Honig, 1992, “Electrostatic effects on protein stability”, Curr Opin Struct Biol, 2, 40-45.
  • A. S. Yang, A. S. Brill, 1991, “Influence of the freezing process upon fluoride binding to hemeproteins”, Biophys J, 59, 1050-1063. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. J. Gaffney, 1990, “EPR Detection of Kinetic Responses to Photochemically Generated Protein Cofactors”, J Magn Reson, 90, 580-583. (SCI)
  • A. S. Yang, B. J. Gaffney, 1987, “Determination of relative spin concentration in some high-spin ferric proteins using E/D-distribution in electron paramagnetic resonance simulations”, Biophys J, 51, 55-67. (SCI)