Nathan Lim completed his B.S. in Pharmaceutical Sciences from the University of California, Irvine in 2014. His undergraduate research career consisted of work in 2 separate labs, under Dr. Mobley and Dr. Poulos. In the Poulos lab, he did protein crystallography work on nitric oxide synthase . Research in the Mobley lab focused on applied methods of computational chemistry to predict protein-ligand binding affinities, binding mode, and solvation free energies . For summer 2014, he worked in program development to predict protein-ligand binding free energies as an intern at Schrödinger in New York. Then, he re-joined the Mobley lab as a graduate student in Fall 2014 under the Pharmacological Sciences Ph.D. program to continue his research and apply computational techniques to guide drug-design projects. In Summer 2015, he returned for another Schrödinger summer internship to study the sensitivity of binding free energy predictions due to protein conformational changes . During the 2015-2016 academic year, he was awarded the 2015 NSF Graduate Research Fellowship. His graduate research revolves around using molecular simulations for studying protein-membrane systems , predicting protein-ligand binding modes and affinities. His primary focus is on developing the software behind an enhanced sampling method called BLUES and contributing to the development of OpenEye Scientific’s Orion cloud computing platform to accelerate drug discovery efforts. He was awarded the Molecular Software Sciences Institute Phase-I Software Fellowship on July 2018.
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