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Office: 4220 A. James Clark Hall
Phone: 301-405-0313
Silvina Matysiak
Associate Professor of Bioengineering
Education
Ph.D., Rice University (2007)

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.