Dr. Jaeju Ko

  • Dr. Jaeju Ko Associate Professor

    Office: 229B Weyandt Hall
    Phone: 724-357-4596
    Email: jaeju.ko@iup.edu

    Office Hours

    M: 11:00 a.m.–Noon
    T: 1:30–3:30 p.m.
    R: 2:30–4:30 p.m.


    BS, Boston State College
    PhD, Northeastern University


    Physical Chemistry


    CHEM 341/342 — Physical Chemistry I/II
    SCI 107/117 — Chemistry for Everyone

    Research Interests

    My research is in the area of theoretical and computational chemistry and in computational biology. My students and I are interested in applying these methods to study biochemical functions of proteins.

    Select Publications

    "Crystal structure of a metal-dependent phosphoesterase (YP_910028.1) from Bifidobacterium adolescentis: Computational prediction and experimental validation of phosphoesterase activity," Gye Won Han, Jaeju Ko, et al., Proteins: Structure, Function, and Bioinformatics, volume 79(7), pp 2146-2160, 2011.

    "Selective Prediction of Interaction Sites in Protein Structures with THEMATICS," Ying Wei, Jaeju Ko, Leonel FMurga, Mary Jo Ondrechen, BMC Bioinformatics, 2007, 8: 119.

    “Statistical Criteria for the Identification of Protein Active Sites Using Theoretical Microscopic Titration Curves,”  Jaeju KoLeonel F. Murga, Pierrette André, Huyuan Yang, Mary Jo Ondrechen, Ronald J. Williams, Akochi Agunwamba, and David E. Budil,  Proteins: Structure, Function and Bioinformatics, volume 59, pp183-195, 2005.

    "Modeling the Effect of Solvation on Solute Retention in Reversed-Phase Liquid Chromatography," Jaeju Ko, Jennifer Chilenski, Tina Rodgers, and John C. Ford,  Journal of Chromatography A, volume 913, pp 15-22, 2001.