Unlike random heteropolymers, proteins fold into unique ordered structures guided by their amino acid sequence. In the folded states proteins are not static but undergo structural changes in response to change in the pH, ligand binding, etc. that governs their function. Understanding the detailed mechanisms underlying these processes is essential to complete knowledge of protein structure and function. To address these questions, we use molecular simulation, statistical mechanics, molecular modeling and massive computational resources.
- Three undergraduate students, Jade, Jessica and Chandruganesh, join the group as part of UROP. Welcome!
- Protein folding work done in collaboration with Bob Matthews lab accepted for publication in PNAS!
- Former exchange student, Karandeep Singh, accepted in PhD program at Forschungszentrum Julich with Prof. Gerhard Gompper