Graduate Students

   
Haiqing Zhao
M.S. in Physics, Michigan Tech (2012)
Email: haizhao@umd.edu
Projects: Nucleosome and histone assembly, protein folding/binding path exploration, CG-AWSEM simulation, free energy calculations.

  Haiqing Zhao
   
Hao Wu
B.S. in Physics, Shanghai Jiao Tong University, China (2013)
Email: haowu@umd.edu
Projects: AWSEM-IDPs: a coarse-grained force field for intrinsically disordered proteins.
  Hao Wu
   
James Komianos
B.S. in Physics, Carnegie Mellon University (2013)
Email: jkomiano@umd.edu
Projects: MEDYAN development, cytoskeletal modeling, actomyosin contractility mechanisms.
  James Komianos
   
Aravind Chandrasekaran
M.S. in Structural Biology and Bioinformatics, National Tsing Hua University, Hsinchu, ROC
B.Tech. in Chemical Engineering, Anna University, Chennai, India
Email: achansek@umd.edu
Projects: Mesoscopic modeling, active matter dynamics, actin bundle stability and formation.
  Aravind Chandrasekaran
   
Mary Pitman
B.S. in Chemistry, The Catholic University of America
Email: mpitman@umd.edu
Projects: Molecular dynamics, chromatin, proteomics, energy landscape theory, statistical mechanics.
  Mary Pitman
   
Qin Ni
B.S. in Chemical Engineering, Rutgers University (2015)
B.S. in Applied Chemistry, South China University of Technology (2015)
Email: qni@umd.edu
Projects: Cell morphology, cortical actomyosin network modeling
  Qin Ni

Former Lab Members

   
David Winogradoff
B.A. in Mathematics, Haverford College (2009)
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park (2015)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
Email: dwinogra@illinois.edu
Projects: Chromatin, H4 histone tail acetylation, nucleosomes, histone variants, centromere biology, CENP-A, all-atom molecular dynamics simulation.

  David Winogradoff
   
Konstantin Popov
Ph. D., Moscow State University (2009)
Current Position: Research Associate Professor, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Email: kpopov@email.unc.edu
Projects: MEDYAN development, cell motility.


 
   
Ignacia Echeverria
Ph. D., Johns Hopkins University (2011)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Univesity of California San Francisco
Email: iecheverria@gmail.com
Projects: DNA-protein interactions, protein internal friction, free energy calculations.
  Ignacia Echeverria
   
Aram Davtyan
B.S., Yerevan State University, Armenia, (2007)
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park (2013)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Chicago
Email: davtyan.aram@gmail.com
Projects: Developing coarse-grained force fields for proteins.
  Aram Davtyan
   
Longhua Hu
Ph. D., University of Minnesota (2007)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, National Institute of Health
Email: lhhu@mail.nih.gov
Projects: Stochastic modeling, cell motility.



 
   
Maria Minakova
M.S., Moscow State University (2006)
Ph.D., Universitry of North Carolina (2012)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
Projects: Investigating microemulsions with atomistic and coarse-grained techniques.
  Maria Minakova
   
Davit Potoyan
B.S., Yerevan State University, Armenia, (2007)
Ph.D., University of Maryland, College Park (2012)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Rice University
Email: dp14@rice.edu
Projects: Exploring conformational preferences of histone tails with atomistic and coarse-grained techniques



  Davit Potoyan
   
Pavel Zhuravlev
M.S., Moscow State University (2005)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina (2010)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Maryland, College Park
Email: zhur@umd.edu
Projects: Cell motility, conformational free energies of proteins, coarse-graining techniques
  Pavel Zhuravlev
   
Chris Materese
B.S., Penn. State University (2005)
Ph.D., University of North Carolina (2010)
Current Position: Researcher, NASA Ames Research Center
Projects: Functional protein dynamics.
  Chris Materese
   
Alex Savelyev
Ph.D., Charles University, Czech Republic (2004)
Projects: Multi-scale modeling of chromatin, DNA electrostatics
  Alex Savelyev
   
Natsuki Tanaka
M.S., Osaka University (2005)
Projects: Cell motility, stochastic cell signaling
  Natsuki Tanaka
   
Yueheng Lan
Ph.D., Georgia Tech (2004)
Current Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Physics, Tsinghua University, China
Projects: Stochastic signal transduction, cell motility
  Yueheng Lan
   
Sangwook Wu
Ph.D., Iowa State University (2004)
Current Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Projects: Conformational free energies of proteins
  Sangwook Wu

Last updated: May 23, 2016