In 2014, Sam Gill had received his B.A. in Chemistry from Occidental College. Then, in the fall of 2014, he entered the chemistry Ph.D. program at the University of California, Irvine and went on to join the Mobley lab. Sam’s current work includes implementing weighted ensembling in free energy calculations and investigating the kinetics of ligand binding. [More…]
Caitlin C. Bannan joined the Mobley group in Winter 2015. She received her B.S. in Chemistry from the University of Washington (UW) in 2012. At UW she worked for Professor Munira Khalil on the synthesis of mixed-valence metal complexes for use in two-dimensional IR spectroscopy. Her early graduate work focused on alchemical free energy calculations to compute partition coefficients. This included analyzing results from the SAMPL5 challenge to predict cyclohexane/water distribution coefficients.
Born and raised in Brasilia, Brazil, Guilherme D. R. Matos received his B.S. degree in Chemistry in 2011 from the University of Brasilia (UnB), the same Institution from which he received his M.Sc. degree in 2013. As an undergraduate student in Brazil, he studied vibrational properties of natural and synthetic musk odorants using Density Functional Theory calculations under Prof. Elaine Maia. [More…]
Camila Zanette has been in the lab since Fall 2013. She received her B.S. in Pharmacy with specialization in pharmaceutical industry from State University of Maringá (Brazil) in 2011. She also received her M.S. in Nuclear Technology from University of São Paulo (Brazil). Her early research in Mobley lab was related to implicit and semi-explicit solvation models for a group of small molecules. [More…]
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 . [More…]