Computational Bioengineering and Biophysics
The research seeks to develop and apply theoretical and computational methods across scales to fundamentally address physical, chemical, and biological phenomena and translate them into rational design and engineering of biological systems. Applications range from the development of advanced bio-based materials, biochemicals, and novel biocatalysts to disease prevention.
Topics include structure, dynamics, and rheology of soft matter (Khomami), antigen recognition by immune cells, intracellular transport, biochemical reaction networks (Abel), membrane and polymer biophysics, protein assemblies (Doxastakis, Abel), and metabolic network modeling, modular design of biological systems, and CRISPR-based genome editing (Trinh).
Building Bridges to the Future of Modeling
Manolis Doxastakis’ research in multiscale computational modeling is building bridges between what exists and what’s possible.
Abel Receives 2018 NSF CAREER Award
Associate Professor Steven Abel was awarded the CAREER award, given by NSF in recognition of young faculty members making an impact in their field.
National Science Foundation Selects Trinh for CAREER Award
The National Science Foundation selected Associate Professor Cong Trinh for a prestigious NSF CAREER award, given to promising young faculty members as a way to support their research.