Jing Su
Graduate Program Advisor
College of Arts and Sciences
(773) 442-5773
Courses Taught
CHEM 231, CHEM 232, CHEM 330, CHEM 355, CHEM 391, CHEM 403, CHEM 411
Research Interests
Medicinal Chemistry, Chemical Biology, Development of drugs for treatment of diabetes and cancer. Development of chemical tools for biomedical applications

Ph.D. Organic Chemistry, the University of Chicago 
B.Sc. Pharmaceutical Chemistry, Beijing Medical University, China

Selected Publications

 J. P Jung, A. J. Sprangers, J. R. Byce, J. Su, J. M. Squirrell, P. B. Messersmith, K. W. Eliceiri, and B. M. Ogle, ECM-incorporated hydrogels crosslinked via native chemical ligation to engineer stem cell microenvironments Biomacromolecules, 2013, 14 (9), pp 3102–3111

J. Su, F. Chen, V. L. Cryns and P. B. Messersmith, Catechol Polymers for pH-Responsive, Targeted Drug Delivery to Cancer Cells. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2011, 133, 11850–11853.

J. Su, B-H. Huang, W. L. Lowe, D. B. Kaufman, P. B. Messersmith, Anti-Inflammatory Peptide-Functionalized Hydrogels for Insulin-Secreting Cell Encapsulation. Biomaterials, 2010, 31, 308—314.

B.-H. Hu, J. Su, P. B. Messersmith, Hydrogels Cross-linked by Native Chemical Ligation. Biomacromolecules, 2009, 10, 2194—2200.

X. L. Liao, J. Su, M. Mrksich, An Adaptor Domain-Mediated Autocatalytic Interfacial Kinase Reaction. Chemistry-A European Journal, 2009, 15(45), 12303—12309.

J. Su, T. W. Rajapaksha, M. E. Peter and M. Mrksich, Assays of Endogenous Caspase Activities: A Comparison of SAMDI Mass Spectrometry and Fluorescence Formats. Analytical Chemistry, 2006, 78 (14), 4945—4951.

J. Su, M. R. Bringer, R. F. Ismagilov and M. Mrksich, Combining Microfluidic Networks and Peptide Arrays for Multi-Enzyme Assays. J. Am. Chem. Soc., 2005, 127(20), 7280—7281.

D-H, Min, J. Su and M. Mrksich, Profiling Kinase Activity Using a Peptide Chip and Mass Spectrometry. Angew.Chem. Int. Ed., 2004, 43(44), 5973—5977.

J. Su and M. Mrksich. Using MALDI-TOF Mass Spectrometry to Characterize Interfacial Reactions on Self-Assembled Monolayers. Langmuir, 2003, 19(12), 4867—4870.

J. Su and M. Mrksich. Using Mass Spectrometry to Characterize Self-Assembled Monolayers Presenting Peptides, Proteins and Carbohydrates.  Angew. Chem. Int. Ed, 2002, 41, 4715—4718.

Selected Exhibitions


"Profiling Protein Phosphatase Activity Using Peptide Arrays and Mass Spectrometry”; J.Su, C. Kalinich, M. Tapia, R.Seftor, M. Hendrix and M. Mrksich, oral presentation at Women in Science Conference, September, 2017, Chicago, IL.

“Development of New Peptide Drugs For Treating Type I Diabetes”; Jing Su, Sue Mungre, Andrew Apals, Rich Xue, Irvin Garcia and Paras Mehta, oral presentation at NEIU 7th Annual Faculty Research and Creative Activity Symposium, November, 2016, Chicago, IL.

“Profiling Protein Phosphatase Activities using Peptide Arrays and Mass Spectrometry”; J.Su, C. Kalinich, R.Seftor and M. Mrksich, oral presentation at American Chemical Society Regional Meeting, Midwest Chapter, November, 2014, Columbia, MO.





Professional Experience
2018 - present  Associate Professor of Chemistry, Northeastern Illinois University
2012 - 2018 Assistant Professor of Chemistry, Northeastern Illinois University
2011-2012 Adjunct Faculty in the Department of Chemistry, Northeastern Illinois University
2006- 2011 Post-Doctorate Research Fellow, Northwestern University


Additional Information

Selected Awards and Honors
09/2006—08/2008 Baxter Early Career Development Award (Northwestern University)
01/2005—12/2005 Burroughs Wellcome Graduate Fellowship in Cross-Disciplinary Training Program in Biophysical Dynamics and Biocomplexity (the University of Chicago)

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United States

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