1. Linyu Zuo, Jiawei Ding, and Zhi Qi#. Single-molecule imaging of EWS-FLI1 condensates assembling and searching on DNA. Submission to JoVE (Journal of Visualized Experiments) (Invited Review).
  2. Jiangchuan Shen*, Yiling Zhao*, Nhung Tuyet Pham*, Yuxi Li, Yixiang Zhang, 4Jonathan Trinidad, Grzegorz Ira, Zhi Qi#, Hengyao Niu#. Deciphering the mechanism of processive ssDNA digestion by the Dna2-RPA ensemble. Under review by Nature Communications.
  3. Linyu Zuo, Luhua Lai#, and Zhi Qi#. Single-molecule imaging of the phase separation-modulated DNA compaction to study transcriptional repression. Submission to MiMB (Invited Review).
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  1. Xu, M.Y., Zhang, C., Zhang, C.J., Zhao, Y.L., Qi, Z., Fan, C.H., Chao, J., and Wei, B. (2020). DNA Origami Nanostructures with Scaffolds Obtained from Rolling Circle Amplification. Acs Mater Lett2, 1322-1327.


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  1. Li, S.Q., et al., Qi, Z., and Feng J.X., Li, Q. (2018). Rtt105 functions as a chaperone for Replication Protein A to preserve genome stability. EMBO J. 37(17).


  1. Zhao, Y.L., Jiang, Y.Z., and Qi, Z.# (2017). Visualizing biological reaction intermediates with DNA curtains. Journal of Physics D: Applied Physics 50, 153001-153016 (Invited Review).
  2. Lee, J.Y., Steinfeld, J.B., Qi, Z., Kwon, Y., Sung, P., and Greene, E.C. (2017). Sequence imperfections and base triplet recognition by the Rad51/RecA family of recombinases. J. Biol. Chem., M117. 787614.


  1. Lee, J.Y., Qi, Z., and Greene, E.C. (2016). ATP hydrolysis Promotes Duplex DNA Release by the RecA Presynaptic Complex. J Biol Chem 291, 22218-22230.
  2. Qi, Z., and Greene, E.C. (2016). Visualizing recombination intermediates with single-stranded DNA curtains. Methods 105, 62-74.


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