Yuzhuo (Gina) Ji
Analytical Chemistry Graduate Student


B.S. in Resource Science and Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine, China Pharmaceutical University
M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry, Peking University
M.S. in Chemistry, University of Florida (2021)


Gina received her B.S. in Resource Science and Development of Traditional Chinese Medicine from China Pharmaceutical University followed by her M.S. in Medicinal Chemistry from Peking University. Gina joined the Prentice Group in the fall of 2019 and graduated with her M.S. degree in 2021. She is currently a Senior Research Associate at Tessera Therapeutics in Cambridge, MS.


  • Yuzhuo Ji, Jiali Yang, Li Wu, Lijia Yu, and Xinjing Tang, “Photochemical regulation of gene expression using caged siRNAs with single terminal vitamin E modification.” Angewandte Chemie International Edition 2016, 55, 2152-2156.
  • Jiali Yang, Lijia Yu, Liangliang Zhang, Xingsu Long, Yuzhuo Ji, and Xinjing Tang, “Synthesis and Evaluation of Caged siRNA with Terminal Single Vitamin E Modification.” Current Protocols in Nucleic Acid Chemistry 2016, 67, 16-6.
  • Wengang Ji, Yuzhuo Ji, Qingqing Jin, Qingxiao Tong, and Xinjing Tang, “Heavy atom quenched coumarin probes for sensitive and selective detection of biothiols in living cells.” Analyst 2015, 140, 4379-4383.
  • Long Li, Yuzhuo Ji, and Xinjing Tang, “Quaternary ammonium promoted ultra-selective and sensitive fluorescence detection of fluoride ion in water and living cells.” Analytical Chemistry 2014, 86, 10006-10009.
  • Peng Wang, Yuzhuo Ji, Zhixuan Wang, Xinjing Tang, “Supramolecular self-assembly for delivery of oligonucleotides and its phototriggered unpacking in living cells.” Journal of Chinese Pharmaceutical Sciences 2014, 23, 454–462.