Solving problems of biomedical relevance through multiscale computational methods and high performance computing

COMP 203

Karunesh Arora, and Charles L. Brooks III, Department of Chemistry and Biophysics Program, University of Michigan, 930 N University Ave, Department of Chemistry, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI 48109
My research is aimed at making significant contributions toward the emerging understanding of the relationship between the structure and function of biomolecules using state-of-the-art computational and theoretical methods. My future research plan is the following: (a) apply multi-scale modeling and simulations to study dynamics of biomolecular systems. In particular, I plan to investigate the mechanism of chemo-mechanical coupling in motor proteins and investigate their potential use in the drug delivery applications; (b) apply simulations to study recognition of DNA damage and repair and use the acquired dynamic and quantitative information for the rational design of anti-cancer drugs. I look forward to developing an extramurally funded research program at the research university and dedicate myself to training students and post-doctoral fellows.

Poster Session
6:00 PM-8:00 PM, Tuesday, August 18, 2009 Walter E. Washington Convention Center -- Ballroom A, Poster

Division of Computers in Chemistry

The 238th ACS National Meeting, Washington, DC, August 16-20, 2009