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Biomolecular Simulations Group


Principal Investigator

Mahmoud Moradi

Associate Professor
Dept of Chemistry & Biochemistry (CHBC),
Cell & Molecular Biology Program (CEMB),
and Microelectronics & Photonics Program (microEP),
University of Arkansas, Fayetteville
Office: CHEM 129; Lab: CHEM 104
Phone: 479-575-6459
Email: moradi@uark.edu

Address:
345 N Campus Dr.,
Fayetteville, AR 72701

Education/Training

  • Postdoctoral Associate, 2011-2015
    Beckman Institute and Department of Biochemistry
    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  • Ph.D., Physics, 2011, North Carolina State University
  • M.Sc., Physics, 2005, Sharif University of Technology
  • B.Sc., Physics, 2002, Sharif University of Technology

Former Mentors: Emad Tajkhorshid (UIUC), Chris Roland (NCSU), Celeste Sagui (NCSU), and Shahin Rouhani (SUT)

Mahmoud Moradi

Postdoctoral Researchers

Mortaza Derakhshani

Research Interests:
Activation dynamics of mutated coronaviruses

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: mderakhs@uark.edu

Mortaza Derakhshani Molayousefi

James Losey

Research Interests:
Generation and analysis of smFRET data from simulation

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: losey@uark.edu

James Losey

Graduate Students

Vivek Govind Kumar

Program: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests:
Fibroblast Growth Factor Signaling
Protein Aggregation
Lysenin - a beta-pore forming toxin

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: vgovindk@email.uark.edu

Vivek Govind Kumar

Curtis Goolsby

Program: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research Interests:
Protein Conformational Landscapes
Deep Learning
Development of Water Force Field Using Neural Networks
Novel Enhanced Sampling Method for Protein Dynamics
Riemannian Manifolds

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: cgoolsby@email.uark.edu

Curtis Goolsby

Dylan Ogden

Program: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests:
Lipid Modulation of Membrane Protein Function
ABC Transporters

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: dsogden@email.uark.edu

Dylan Ogden

Adithya Polasa

Program: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests:
Membrane Insertases
Mechanosensitive Channels

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: apolasa@email.uark.edu

Adithya Polasa

Ugochi Isu

Program: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research Interests:
cannabinoid receptors
Class C GPCRs

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: uhisu@email.uark.edu

Ugochi Isu

Matthew Brownd

Program: Chemistry and Biochemistry
Research Interests:

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: mgbrownd@uark.edu

Matthew Brownd

Shadi A Badiee

Program: Cell and Molecular Biology
Research Interests:

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: sasadian@uark.edu

Shadi A Badiee

 

Undergraduate Students

William Strickland

Program:Biology (Major)
Research Interests:

Office: Virtual
Phone: 479-575-8497
Email: wdstrick.uark.edu

William Strickland

 

Former Members

Kalyan Immadisetty

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016-2018
Current Position: Loyola University Chicago (Researcher)

Kalyan Immadisetty

Jeevapani Hettige

Postdoctoral Researcher, 2016-2017
Current Position: Los Alamos National Lab (Postdoctoral Researcher)

Jeevapani Hettige

S. Hamid Tabari

Masters Student, 2017-2019

Hamid Tabari

Mitchell Benton

Honors Student, 2016-2018
Current Position: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Medical Student)

Mitchell Benton

Thomas Harkey

Honors Student, 2016-2018
Current Position: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Medical Student)

Thomas Harkey

Reid Shelton

Undergraduate Researcher, 2016
Current Position: University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Medical Student)

Reid Shelton

Tariq Salem

Undergraduate Researcher, 2018-2019

Tariq Salem

Elwnay Yehualashet

Honors Student, 2018-2019

Elwnay Yehualashet

Muhammad Almahayni

Honors Student, 2017-2018

Muhammad Almahayni

Hayden Hairston

Undergraduate Researcher, 2017

Hayden Hairston

 
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