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New Students!

October 15th, 2019

Diana Kapkayeva and Elizaveta Son, two Brooklyn College students, joined the ICompute interdisciplinary undergraduate research program. Diana will be studying rotational barriers of atropisomeric compounds and measure their racemization rates under the mentorship of Prof. Gallicchio and Prof. Murelli. Elizaveta will model HDAC inhibitors and test them on yeast cells under the mentorship of Prof. Torrente and Prof. Gallicchio.


The Interdisciplinary Computation & Modeling research Program for Undergraduate students (ICoMPUte) seeks to promote molecular modeling as a research tool in Chemistry and related fields. The program normally lasts two semesters, during which students work in interdisciplinary teams on projects involving wet lab experiments as well as molecular simulations, computer code development, and chemical physics theory & models.

The program is managed by the Department of Chemistry at Brooklyn College. A small stipend is provided to qualified students. The program is supported by a generous grant from the National Science Foundation.

Students in laboratory sciences: Chemistry, Biology, Psychology, and Physics, as well as Math, Computer Science and Engineering are encouraged to apply. Students interested in chemistry laboratory work are expected to have completed Organic Chemistry II laboratory. Applications from CUNY students not at Brooklyn College are encouraged.

For further questions and eligibility criteria please contact Prof. Emilio Gallicchio, egallicchio@brooklyn.cuny.edu.