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Sean Seyler obtained his PhD in Physics

Sean Seyler obtained his PhD in Physics

Graduate student Sean Seyler successfully defended his PhD Thesis entitled Computational Approaches to Simulation and Analysis of Large Conformational Transitions in Proteins on Nov 7, 2017. He is now Dr Sean Seyler. Congratulations!

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Sean Seyler is a 2017 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Leader

Sean Seyler is a 2017 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Leader

Sean Seyler was named by the Department of Physics as one of the 2017 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Leaders. Since 1997, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at ASU has been recognizing distinguished students throughout the College.

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APS 4CS Meeting 2017

APS 4CS Meeting 2017

The APS 4 Corners Section Meeting is held annually and will be hosted at Colorado State University on October 20th and 21st. Oliver was invited to present the group’s research on Structure and function of electrogenic sodium/proton antiporter membrane proteins.

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GPSA Research Award for Sean Seyler

GPSA Research Award for Sean Seyler

Sean Seyler was recognized by the ASU Graduate and Professional Student Association with an GPSA Outstanding Research Award for excellence in research at Arizona State University.

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BioPhest 2017 at ASU

BioPhest 2017 at ASU

Please mark the date for BioPhest 2017 at Arizona State University on April 22, 2017, which will be hosted by the Center for Biological Physics! This annual event allows scientists from Arizona with an interest in biological physics to meet for a day of short talks, posters, and lively discussion. We especially welcome presentations from graduate students and postdocs, and also from researchers from biology and bioengineering whose interests overlap with biological physics.

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David Dotson obtained his PhD in Physics

David Dotson obtained his PhD in Physics

Graduate student David Dotson successfully defended his PhD Thesis entitled Solving the Mechanism of Na+/H+ Antiporters Using Molecular Dynamics Simulations on Nov 4, 2016. He is now Dr David Dotson. Congratulations!

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Sean Seyler is a 2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Leader

Sean Seyler is a 2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Leader

Sean Seyler was named by the Department of Physics as one of the 2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Leaders. Since 1997, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) at ASU has been recognizing distinguished students throughout the College.

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David Dotson is a 2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Leader

David Dotson is a 2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Leader

David Dotson was named by the Department of Physics as one of the 2016 College of Liberal Arts and Sciences Student Leaders. Since 1997, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences (CLAS) has been recognizing distinguished students throughout the College.

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Molecular Imaging Corporation Endowment Fellowship for Sean Seyler

Molecular Imaging Corporation Endowment Fellowship for Sean Seyler

Graduate student Sean Seyler was awarded a 2016 Molecular Imaging Corporation Endowment Fellowship by the Department of Physics at Arizona State University.

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Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship for Sean Seyler

Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship for Sean Seyler

Graduate student Sean Seyler was awarded a 2016 Blue Waters Graduate Fellowship to carry out research that makes use of the Blue Waters Petascale Supercomputer.

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Project: Transport of divalent cations

Project: Transport of divalent cations

Divalent cations such as zinc or magnesium are essential for living organisms but the mechanisms by which they are transported into and out of the cell are not well understood at the molecular level. Classical molecular dynamics simulations of divalent ions are challenging because the high electric field strength near the ion leads to polarization effects that are not accurately accounted for in standard MD force fields. In this project you will explore alternative models for simulating divalent ions in order to find models that combine computational speed with sufficient accuracy to study transport of divalent ions with transporter proteins.

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Two Summer 2015 University Graduate Fellowships awarded

Two Summer 2015 University Graduate Fellowships awarded

PhD students David Dotson and Sean Seyler were each awarded a Summer 2015 University Graduate Fellowships by the Department of Physics at Arizona State University. Congratulations!

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Molecular Imaging Corporation Endowment Fellowship for David Dotson

Molecular Imaging Corporation Endowment Fellowship for David Dotson

Graduate student David Dotson was awarded a 2015 Molecular Imaging Corporation Endowment Fellowship by the Department of Physics at Arizona State University.

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BioPhest 2015 at ASU

BioPhest 2015 at ASU

Please mark the date for BioPhest 2015 at Arizona State University on May 2, 2015, which will be hosted by the Center for Biological Physics! This annual event allows scientists from Arizona with an interest in biological physics to meet for a day of short talks, posters and lively discussion. We especially welcome presentations from graduate students and postdocs, and also from researchers from biology and bioengineering whose interests overlap with biological physics.

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APS 4CS Meeting 2013

APS 4CS Meeting 2013

The APS 4 Corners Section Meeting is held annually and will be hosted by the Department of Physics at the University of Denver. David Dotson will be presenting a poster for his research on using molecular dynamics simulations to reveal the conformational mechanisms of the NhaA and NapA sodium/proton antiporters. Sean Seyler will give a contributed talk on the application of path metrics as the basis of a method for quantifying conformational transition pathways.

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PHY542/NAN542/PHY498 — Topics in Biophysics I

PHY542/NAN542/PHY498 — Topics in Biophysics I

This course is an introduction to biophysics for graduate and senior undergraduate students from physics, chemistry, engineering or related fields. The goal of this lecture is to give you the basics to understand and critically analyze recent publications in the interdisciplinary field of biophysics and develop a sense for how to model biological processes using physical principles.

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Lennard van der Feltz

Lennard van der Feltz

Lennard graduated with a Masters of Science in Physics in Fall 2014. His work is concerned with the electrostatics of ion channels and pores. He is primarily using Poisson-Boltzmann calculations to obtain experimentally measurable observables in a semi-quantitative manner.

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BioPhest 2013 at ASU

BioPhest 2013 at ASU

This year’s AZ BioPhest Meeting will be hosted by the Center for Biological Physics at ASU. Presentations from graduate students and postdocs, and also from researchers from biology and bioengineering whose interests overlap with biological physics, are especially welcome.

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PHY494/PHY598/CHM598 — Simulation approaches to Bio- and Nanophysics

PHY494/PHY598/CHM598 — Simulation approaches to Bio- and Nanophysics

The course will teach you the theoretical background on how to simulate systems at the atomic scale (e.g. using molecular dynamics), you will learn to program some of the fundamental algorithms, and you will be using state-of-the art software to run simulations of problems in areas of active research. The focus is on bio/nanophysics but there’s room to accommodate individual interests. The course will be half lecture, half hands-on work in a computer lab.

Note that this course is currently not scheduled. It ran the last time in Spring 2013.

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Long Liang

Long Liang

Long Liang majored in Biology in his undergraduate study, and shifted to Physics for his PhD study. He hopes to combine his background in Biology and Physics to understand life in terms of the more fundamental Physical laws. In his rotation project he worked on constructing a validated model of a human neurotransmitter transporter. Long is now part of the Complex Materials Group and works on his PhD under Professor Yang Jiao.

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Project: Predicting protonation states in proteins

Project: Predicting protonation states in proteins

In this rotation project you will predict known and unknown pKa values of key residues in proteins with a new method that combines molecular dynamics simulations with fast heuristic predictions. You will learn to write programs in the Python language and contribute to the open source MDAnalysis library.

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David Dotson

David Dotson

David worked as a research software engineer in the lab. He left in June 2017 for industry.

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