Laufer Junior Fellows

emilano Emiliano Brini. My research focuses on solvation thermodynamic. In particular I am interested in understanding how the environment of a chemical group affects its solvation properties and therefore its interaction with the rest of the system. On this path I am currently working on the development of a solvation model that can be used to run implicit solvent molecular dynamic simulation of complex object like protein and protein aggregates. (Citations)
jason1 Jason Wagoner is interested in the study of chemical/biological problems using the perspective and tools drawn from chemical physics and statistical mechanics. This includes the study of aqueous solvation and molecular assembly, as well as the development of new simulation techniques for the multiscale modeling of biomolecular systems. (Citations)



Postdoctoral Associates

kamal Kamal K. Barley is an IRACDA NY-CAPS Postdoctoral Associate. My research is on the trans-disciplinary interface between biology, computational science, mathematics, and social sciences. In particular, it focuses on the use of computational and mathematical modeling and numerical approaches to obtain new insights into mechanisms underlying the dynamics in molecular, cellular, and population biology. My current research agenda aims at understanding the mechanisms underlying developmental timing mediated by MicroRNAs regulation and APOBEC driven mutagenesis in host and virus co-evolution.
bhanita Bhanita Sharma. My research focuses on probing the protein aggregation and fibril formation using MELD simulation method. Protein aggregation involves self-assembly of normally soluble proteins into insoluble amyloid fibrils, which are linked to several diseases. I believe that the powerful approach of combined physics-based atomistic model with enhanced conformational sampling techniques can provide important insights into the early stages of protein aggregation and fibril formation, structural characteristics of protein fibrils and binding mode of amyloid inhibitors.