Area of interest
The focus of my laboratory is the development and application of computational methods for protein design. We are testing our software on a variety of design problems including the creation of novel protein-protein interactions and protein switches. In several cases, the proteins we are engineering will be useful for studying cancer and potentially treating cancer. Here, I briefly summarize four projects that we are working on that are relevant to cancer.
Awards and Honors
- Stony Brook President?s award for excellence in teaching by a graduate student, 1995
- Stony Brook President's award for excellence in research by a graduate student, 1998
- Damon Runyon/Walter Winchell Cancer Research Fund Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1999-2002.
- Sloan Research Fellow, 2004
- Beckman Young Investigator, 2004-2007
- Searle Scholar, 2004-2007
- Foresight Institute Feynman Prize in Nanotechnology, 2004
- AAAS Newcomb Cleveland Prize, 2004
- W.M. Keck Foundation Young Investigator in Medical Sciences, 2005-2010