Our current research goal is to investigate detergent assemblies using molecular dynamics simulations.  Our longer term goal is to investigate how well detergent micelles mimic the natural lipid 
environment of the membrane protein Proteorhodopsin.    

We are collaborating closely with Blake Mertz and his research group at West Virginia University (http://www.mertzlab-biophysics.com/).  A couple of Fairmont State students are in this video about Blake from the summer of 2016.  Fairmont State University undergraduate involvement in this research began with an Honor's Chemistry 1105 group project in Fall, 2014.  

Three of the original group members continued the research during the 2014-15 academic year with support from the NASA Space Grant Consortium and during the summer of 2015 with support from NSF EPSCoR Research Infrastructure Improvement Cooperative 
Agreement #1003907 administered by NanoSAFE at West Virginia University (http://nanosafe.wvu.edu).

We have created a Google group to maintain permissions on some internal pages in this website.  If you want to view all the pages, please email Erica Harvey (eharvey@fairmontstate.edu) or Danielle Grodi (danielle.grodi@gmail.com) and we will send you an invite to the group.

In order to get started, head over to the Overview page.  This will get you started through the tutorials.