Research Interests: My group aims to explore how molecular behavior dictates macroscopic-scale properties of biological systems. We utilize statistical thermodynamics to estimate thermophysical properties from computer simulations on a molecular level. We model self-assembly of soft materials such as surfactants, proteins, lipids and polysaccharides. We particular focus on characterizing molecular mechanisms that are relevant in many neurodegenerative diseases and certain types of cancer.
Office: 4220 A. James Clark Hall
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Ph.D., Rice University (2007)