B.S., chemistry, 1991, University of Science and Technology of China, Heifei, Anhui, China. M.S., chemistry, 1994, Dalian Institute of Chemical Physics, Academia Sinica, Dalian, Liaoning, China. Ph.D. chemistry, 1999, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA.
Research Associate, 1999-2001, The Scripps Research Institute, La Jolla, CA; Senior chemist, 2001-2004, Eli Lilly and Company, Indianapolis, IN; Associate Director of PINMRF, 2005-current, Purdue University, West Lafayette, IN
Dr. Mo became interested in and became very fond of NMR since he joined Prof. Tom Pochapsky's group at Brandeis University. Using that tool, he studied ion pair relaxation and diffusions. He then worked on two paramagnetic proteins (terpredoxin and acireductone dioxygenase) and proposed their model structures. After graduation, he went to Profs. Peter Wright and H. Jane Dyson's group at Scripps. He cloned and solved the structure of mouse doppel protein (a prion protein homologue). At Eli Lilly, he worked on ligand-protein interactions, and studied protein structure-function relationships by NMR.
Dr. Mo joined the Department of Medicinal Chemistry and Molecular Pharmacology in 2005. His interests include accurate and robust quantitative NMR, and pulse sequence development for water suppression. Recently he determined structures for a series of novel natural products/metabolites.