Computational biophysics and soft materials


[22] Z. Shi, J. Xu, L. Niu, W Shen, S. Yan, Y. Tan, X. Quan, E. Cheung, K. Huang*, Y. Chen*, L. Li*, C. Hou*. Evolutionarily distinct and sperm-specific supersized chromatin loops are marked by Helitron transposons in Xenopus tropicalis. Cell Reports2023, 42(3):112151(*co-corresponding author)

Cell Reports


[21] K. HuangX. QuanS. Qin. Phase separation as higher-order catalyst. bioRxiv2022.


[20] L. ZhangK. HuangY. YangL. Shi. Editorial: Combined artificial intelligence and molecular dynamics (AI-MD) methods. Frontiers in Molecular Biosciences2022, 9:1012785.

Front. Mol. Biosci

[19] S. Qin, R. J. Nap, K. Huang, I. Szleifer. Influence of Membrane Permittivity on Charge Regulation of Weak Polyelectrolytes End-Tethered in Nanopores. Macromolecules2022, 55(18):8345-8398.


[18] Y. Li, V. Agrawal, R. K. A. Virk, E. Roth, W. Li, A. Eshein, J. Frederick, K. Huang, L. Almassalha, R. Bleher, M. A. Carignano, I. Szleifer, V. P. Dravid, V. Backman. Analysis of three-dimensional chromatin packing domains by chromatin scanning transmission electron microscopy (ChromSTEM). Scientific Reports2022, 12(1):12198

Scientific Reports

[17] J. Wang,  Y. Tao,  Y. Juan,  H. Zhou,  X. Zhao,  X. Cheng,  X. Wang,  X. Quan,  J. Li,  K. Huang*,  W. Wei*,  J. Zhao*. Hierarchical Assembly of Flexible Biopolymer Polyphosphate-Manganese into Nanosheets. Small, 2022, 18(41):e2203200.(*co-corresponding author)


[16] A. R. Shim, K. Huang*, V. Backman, I. Szleifer*. Chromatin as self-returning walks: From population to single cell and back. Biophysical Reports2022, 2(1):100042.(*co-corresponding author)

Biophysical Reports


[15] Y. Li, A. Eshein,  R. K. A. Virk, A. Eid, W. Wu, J. Frederick, D. VanDerway, S. Gladstein, K. Huang, A. R. Shim, N. M. Anthony, G. M. Bauer, X. Zhou, V. Agrawal, E. M. Pujadas, S. Jain, G. Esteve, J. E. Chandler, T. Nguyen, R. Bleher, J. de Pablo, I. Szleifer, V. P. Dravid, L. M. Almassalha, V. Backman. Nanoscale chromatin imaging and analysis platform bridges 4D chromatin organization with molecular function. Science Advances, 2021, 7(1):eabe4310.

Science Advances

[14] W. Zhang, M. Liu, R. L. Dupont, K. Huang, L. Yu, S. Liu, X. Wang, C. Wang. Conservation and Identity Selection of Cationic Residues Flanking the Hydrophobic Regions in Intermediate Filament SuperfamilyFrontiers in Chemistry, 2021, 9:752630.

Frontiers in Chemistry

[13] S. Qin, K. Huang*, I. Szleifer*. Design of Multifunctional Nanopore Using Polyampholyte Brush with Composition Gradient. ACS Nano2021, 15(11):17678-17688. (*co-corresponding author)

ACS Nano

[12] H. R. Corti, G. A. Appignanesi, M. C. Barbosa,  J. R. BordinC. CaleroG. CamisascaM. D. ElolaG. FranzeseP. GalloA. HassanaliK. Huang, D. Laria, C. A. Menéndez, J. M. Montes de Oca, M. P. Longinotti, J. Rodriguez, M. Rovere, D. Scherlis, I. Szleifer. Structure and dynamics of nanoconfined water and aqueous solutions. The European Physical Journal E2021, 44(11):136.

The European Physical Journal E


[11] K. Huang*, Y. Li,  A. R. Shim, R. K. A. Virk, V. Agrawal, A. Eshein, R. J. Nap, L. M. Almassalha, V. Backman*, I. Szleifer*. Physical and data structure of 3D genome. Science Advances, 2020, 6(2):eaay4055. (*co-corresponding author). Highlighted by NIH's director Dr. Francis Collins.

Science Advances

[10] K. Huang I. Szleifer. Modeling the nucleoporins that form the hairy pores. Biochemical Society Transactions, 2020, 48(4):1447-1461.

Biochemical Society Transactions

[9] K. Huang, M. Tagliazucchi, S. H. Park, Y. Rabin, I. Szleifer. Nanocompartmentalization of the Nuclear Pore Lumen. Biophysical Journal, 2020, 118(1):219-231.

Biophysical Journal

[8] E. G. Solveyra,  R. J. Nap,  K. Huang, I. Szleifer. Theoretical Modeling of Chemical Equilibrium in Weak Polyelectrolyte Layers on Curved Nanosystems. Polymers, 2020, 12(10):2282.


[7] A. R. ShimR. J. NapK. Huang, L. M. Almassalha, H. Matusda, V. Backman, I. Szleifer. Dynamic Crowding Regulates Transcription.  Biophysical Journal2020, 118(9):2117-2129. 

Biophysical Journal



[6] M. Tagliazucchi, K. Huang, I. Szleifer. Routes for nanoparticle translocation through polymer-brush-modified nanopores. Journal of Physics Condensed Matter, 2018, 30(27):274006.

Journal of Physics Condensed Matter


[5] K. Huang, I. Szleifer. Design of Multifunctional Nanogate in Response to Multiple External Stimuli Using Amphiphilic Diblock Copolymer. Journal of the American Chemical Society, 2017, 139(18):6422-6430.

Journal of the American Chemical Society


[4] K. Huang, S. Gast, C. D. Ma, N. L. Abbott, I. Szlufarska. Comparison between Free and Immobilized Ion Effects on Hydrophobic Interactions: A Molecular Dynamics Study. Journal of Physical Chemistry B, 2015119(41):13152-9.

Journal of Physical Chemistry B

[3] K. Huang*I. Szlufarska. Effect of interfaces on the nearby Brownian motion. Nature Communications, 2015, 6(1):8558.(*co-corresponding author)

Nature Communications


[2] K. Huang*, I. Szlufarska. Green-Kubo relation for friction at liquid-solid interfaces. Physical Review E, 2014, 89(3):032119.(*co-corresponding author)

Physical Review E


[1] K. Huang, I. Szlufarska. Friction and Slip at the Solid/Liquid Interface in Vibrational Systems. Langmuir, 2012, 28(50):17302-17312.