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Donald Hamelberg

Donald Hamelberg Donald Hamelberg
Associate Graduate Director, Associate Professor
Associate Graduate Director
Computational Chemistry, Biophysical Chemistry


B.Sc. (1993):  Fourah Bay College Sierra-Leone
M.S. (1997) :  Georgia State University
Ph.D. (2001) :  Georgia State University
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2001-2003) :  University of Illinois, Chicago
Postdoctoral Research Fellow (2003-2005) :  Howard Hughes Medical Institute and University of California, San Diego

Dr. Donald Hamelberg
Department of Chemistry
Georgia State University
P.O. Box 3965
Atlanta, Georgia 30302-3965

Department Office Phone: 404-413-5500


Phone: 404-413-5564
Lab Phone: 404-413-5552
Fax: 404-413-5505
Office: 519 Science Annex
Email:  dhamelberg@gsu.edu

Research Interests

The research in our group focuses on the application and development of theoretical and computational methods with the intent of gaining an in-depth understanding of biological functions.  Many interactions in cell signaling pathways are mediated by intricate networks of interacting proteins and RNAs.  Deregulation of these pathways could trigger cellular transformation, oncogenesis, and a host of other diseases.  The research in our lab seeks to decipher the underlying principles governing cell signaling mechanisms and biomolecular interactions involving proteins and RNAs.  In these endeavors, we uses simulation based approaches, and related statistical mechanics, classical and quantum mechanical methods, as a complementary tool to experiments.

More information on the Hamelberg Group site. 

Selected Publications