Stepan Kashtanov 副教授


Contact Information:


Room 609D, Building 910

Institute of Functional Nano and Soft Materials (FUNSOM)

Soochow University, 199 Ren'ai Road

Suzhou Industrial Park,

Suzhou, Jiangsu, China 215123



Telephone: +86-512-65883075



[2002 - 2005] Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm, Sweden

Ph.D. Biotechnology (Computational Chemistry), Ph.D. Thesis Advisor: Prof. Y. Luo

[1993-1999] St.Petersburg State Electrotechnical University, St.-Petersburg, Russia

M.S. Computational physics



Protein function and structure prediction

Computational molecular biophysics; molecular modeling, free energy calculations

X-ray spectroscopy and electronic structure simulations


Selected Publications:

1Borcherds, W., Kashtanov, S., Wu, H. and Daughdrill, G. W. (2013), Structural divergence is more extensive than sequence divergence for a family of intrinsically disordered proteins. Proteins, 81: 1686–1698

2. Daughdrill GW, Kashtanov S, Stancik A, Hill S, Helms G, Muschol M, Receveur-Brechot V, Ytreberg FM, Understanding the Structural Ensembles of a Highly Extended Disordered Protein, Mol BioSyst, 8:308-319 (2012)

3. J.-H. Guo, S. Kastanov, J. Soderstrom, P.-A. Glans, M. West, T. Learmonth, J.-W. Chiou, Y. Luo, J. Nordgren, K. Smith, W.-F. Pong, H. Cheng, J.M. Griffiss, Electronic structure study of the bases in DNA duplexes by in situ photon-in/photon-out soft X-ray spectroscopy, J. Electron. Spectrosc. Relat. Phenom., 2010, 181, 197

4. Wickham Jason R, Halye Jeffrey L, Kashtanov Stepan, Khandogin Jana, Rice Charles V, “Revisiting magnesium chelation by teichoic acid with phosphorus solid-state NMR and theoretical calculations.”, J. Phys.Chem. B 2009;113(7):2177-83.

5. S. Kashtanov, G. V. Zhuang, A. Augustson, J.-H. Guo, J. Nordgren, Y. Luo, and P. N. Ross, “Structural conformation in a poly(ethylene oxide) film from X-ray emission spectroscopy”, J. Phys. Chem B, 2007, 111, 11658.