Chen Research Group
Computational Biochemistry & Biophysics

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Welcome to the Chen Research Group!

We use computer modeling as a primary tool to understand how biomolecules perform their biological functions, via stable 3D structures, or, equally important, lack of stable structures.

Current focus areas:

  • Implicit solvent and intrinsically disordered proteins
  • Coarse-grained models and coupled peptide folding, assembly and membrane insertion
  • Modeling and design of novel channel-forming peptides
Open Positions:

We constantly look for bright undergraduate and graduate students. Students expect to receive training and pursue research in computational biochemistry and biophysics, but will also have opportunities to work in experimental labs. General background and interest in biochemistry, biophysics, and/or computer programming is necessary. We will consider strong candidates for postdoctoral positions.

We are currently looking for a new postdoctoral research associate (07/31/2014)!

Please direct your inquiry to:

  Jianhan Chen, Ph.D.
  Email: 
  Phone: (785) 532-2518 (o) -2479 (lab)

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