Research Mentors

Institution and Department

Research Focus

Ivet Bahar

Pitt – Computational Biology

Analytical models and computational methods for predicting the dynamics of large biomolecular systems and networks of proteins.

Carlos Camacho

Pitt – Computational Biology

Modeling of protein interactions; computational drug discovery

Chakra Chennubhotla

Pitt – Computational Biology

Research in spatial tumor biology and computational pathology.

Mary Hongying Cheng

Pitt – Computational Biology

Molecular mechanisms of ion channels and transporters, and regulation of protein functions by drugs, membrane lipids and regulatory proteins.

Lillian Chong

Pitt – Chemistry

Molecular simulations to characterize the pathways and kinetics of long-timescale biological processes, including coupled protein folding and binding processes.

Rob Coalson

Pitt – Chemistry, Physics, and the Center for Molecular and Materials Simulations

Computational approaches to study ion channel gating and transport.

Jacob D. Durrant

Pitt – Biology

Computational structural biology, computer-aided drug design.

Pei Tang

Pitt – Structural Biology

Action of low-affinity drugs (general anesthetics and alcohols) on neurotransmitter-gated receptor channels.