Biophysical/Computational Chemistry

Biophysical Chemistry at Georgia State University includes research involving both chemical and biological systems and their structures. At GSU, our faculty are involved specifically in research that covers biomolecular transport with an emphasis on diffusion, viscosity, and electrophoresis; in the determination of structure, dynamics, and function of biological macromolecules; the application and development of theoretical and computational methods in biological functions; simulations of key biological processes of relevance to DNA replication and repair; and the structure and interaction properties of nucleic acids.

Faculty at Georgia State use a variety of techniques based in physical chemistry to understand and probe biological systems. Included among these techniques are spectroscopic methods such as NMR (nuclear magnetic resonance) and X-Ray Diffraction.

A solid cyberinfrastructure for research computing thrives at Georgia State University and includes high performance computing, grid computing, data storage and visualization. With a growing body of academic and scientific researchers, including faculty and Ph.D. students, from many disciplines as well as from other universities, Georgia State continues to build a diverse and powerful supercomputing grid. The Chemistry Department has a robust history of leveraging computational methods to conduct research.

Biophysical/Computational Chemistry Faculty

Dr. Stuart Allison Professor
Dr. Ning Fang Associate Professor
Dr. Markus Germann Professor; Safety Director
Dr. Samer Gozem Assistant Professor
Dr. Donald Hamelberg Professor; Associate Chair; Graduate Director
Dr. Ivaylo Ivanov Associate Professor
Dr. Hamed Laroui Assistant Professor; Graduate Biophysical Advisor
Dr. Ming Luo Professor
Dr. Gregory Poon Associate Professor
Dr. Jerry Smith Associate Professor; Director of cCWCS
Dr. Gangli Wang Associate Professor
Dr. W. David Wilson Regents’ Professor
Dr. Jenny J. Yang Regents’ Professor

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