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), bioaffinty interaction analysis and simulation (Danquah), and metabolic network modeling, modular design of biological systems, and CRISPR-based genome editing (Trinh).
Joint Associate Professor Belinda Akpa is combining her love of mathematics and chemical engineering to improve medicines and medical treatments.
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.