Department of Physics & Astronomy
University of Delaware
How do the peculiar material properties of the cell membrane emerge from the interactions between lipids and proteins? How does the cell exploit these properties to perform the physical chemistry of life? We address these questions by molecular simulation and through close collaboration with experimental colleagues. Our efforts focus on both methods development and the application of existing methods and advanced hardware to outstanding problems. Please follow the links to specific research projects to learn more.
Congrats to Eric and Alexis on their travel awards!
Eric has been awarded a travel grant from UD's office of Undergraduate Research, and Alexis has been awarded a travel grant from DE Space Grant to attend the 61st annual meeting of the Biophysical Society in New Orleans!
Our sphingomylin simulations grace the cover of BJ!
Our recent simulations of ternary simulations containing palmitoyl sphingomyelin are featured on the cover of the September 1 issue of the biophysical Journal doi:10.1016/j.bpj.2015.07.036. The work is also highlighted in a "New and Notable" perspective written by Jerry Feigenson http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bpj.2015.07.037