I am engaged in research in the fields of theoretical and computational chemistry and biology. In particular, I primarily perform, analyze and develop methods for molecular simuation. For those who are not familiar with area, I study nature at the atomic level using not lab apparatuses and experiments, but computers running algorithms based on the fundamental laws of physics. In practice, we utilize approximations to these fundamental laws in order to make the problem solvable. It is our job to formulate these approximate methods, 'code' them into viable computer programs, and then utilize the resultant software to study the properties of various systems of interest, ranging from the exploration of how a molecule binds to a protein to the structure of a defect in a silicon crystal. The figure above depicts some hightlights from my work on (clockwise from top-left corner) hydrophobic assembly, nuclear quantum effects in water, and efficient algorithms for biomolecular sampling.
Currently, I am a Junior Research Fellow of the Laufer Center for Physical and Quantitative Biology at Stony Brook University. On this site, you will find some information about both my current research and my past work as an undergraduate at NYU, a graduate student at Princeton, and a postdoctoral scientist at Columbia University.
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