Lab Members





Former Lab Members

James Kruczek, Ph.D.
Joeseph Fogarty, Ph.D.
James Lyon, M.S.
Brad Bennet, M.S.


Collaborators

Dr. Sameer Varma, Dept. of Cell Biology, Microbiology and Molecular Biology, USF
Dr. Adri van Duin, Dept. of Mechanical and Nuclear Engineering, Penn State University
Dr. Ananth Grama, Dept. of Computer Science, Purdue University
Dr. Garret Matthews, Dept. of Physics, USF
Dr. Martin Muschol, Dept. of Physics, USF
Dr. Gauri Pradhan, Dept of Intregrative Biology, USF
Dr. Yicheng Tu, Dept. of Computer Science, USF
Dr. Carel van Schaik, Director of the Anthropological Institute & Museum, University of Zurich
Dr. H. Larry Scott, Dept. of Biological, Physical, and Chemical Science, Illinois Institute of Technology




The USF Computational Soft Matter Lab focuses on simulations and investigations of the structure
and processes of biological systems.




Biophysics

Parameter Development for Monovalent and Divalent Ion-Membrane Interactions

Monovalent and Divalent Ion-Membrane Interactions

Archeal Diether Lipids and Ion-Membrane Interactions

Acidic Lipid Bilayers and Counterion-Membrane Interactions

Oxidative Damage

Heterogeneous Lipid Mixtures



Atomistic Simulations

Multiscale Simulations

Complexation in Lipid/Cholesterol System

Collagen

Peptide Coarse Graining

Methodology

Reax

Silica

ParOpt

Modeling Complex Systems

Primate Infanticide

Coalition Formation



Ceramide

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Silica Interface

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Lipid Bilayer with Hydrogen Peroxide

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General Parameter and Force Field Optimization (ParOpt)

Parallel Reactive Molecular Dynamics (PuReMD)

Training Set Generation (TrainGen)