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Biological Physics

Dr. Yulia Pushkar

Biological physics research in our department is a highly interdisciplinary field that uses computational, physical, and chemical methodologies to investigate the complex problems that occur at the interface of biology and physics. Current theoretical interests include electronic structure in metalloproteins, density functional theory of biomolecules, biomolecular nanostructures, biological Mossbauer, EPR and X-ray spectra simulations, molecular magnetism, cellular computation, molecular clustering, cell-cell communication, cell signaling thermodynamics, biological networks, and information theory. Experimentalists conduct research in modeling real nervous systems and learning and memory in simple neural systems, vibrational properties of metalloproteins and other biomolecules, Nuclear Resonant Vibrational Spectroscopy of heme proteins, resonant Raman scattering and FTIR of cytochromes and heme compounds, terahertz time-delay spectroscopy macromolecule vibrations, single molecule spectroscopy of photosynthetic complexes (PS I), and live cell, single molecule imaging of membrane molecule dynamics and interactions.

Faculty Specializing in Biological Physics

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