Arieh Warshel

    Arieh Warshel

    PRINCIPAL INVESTAGATOR
     
    EDUCATION
    PhD , Weizmann Institute, Israel, 1969
    MS , Weizmann Institute, Israel, 1967
    BS , Technion, Haifa, Israel, 1966
     
    RESEARCH INTEREST
    Modern Biophysical Chemistry.

    Matt Colopy

    Matthew Colopy

    EXECUTIVE PROJECT SPECIALIST
     
    ROLE
    Colopy handles the day-to-day management of personnel, administrative, financial, and operational activities for the Warshel Center for Multiscale Simulations.

    Zhen Tao Chu

    Zhen Tao Chu

    SENIOR RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
     
    EDUCATION
    PhD , Arizona State University, 1988
    BS , University of Science & Technology of China, 1970
     
    RESEARCH INTEREST
    Chemical Reactions of Enzymes and Proteins in Biological System & Computational Chemistry Software Programming
    Ashim Nandi

    Ashim Nandi

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
     
    EDUCATION
    Postdoc, Weizmann Institute of Science, Israel 2021-2022
    PhD, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 2017-2021
    MS, Ben-Gurion University of the Negev, Israel 2016-2017
    - 73rd Lindau Nobel Laureate Scholar and Mars Fellow
     
    RESEARCH INTEREST
    Enzyme Catalysis, Photochemical and Photophysical Processes, EVB, QCFF/PI.

    Ritaban Halder

    Ritaban Halder

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
     
    EDUCATION
    Postdoc, Pennsylvania State University, USA, 2020-2022
    PhD, Indian Association for the Cultivation of Science, India, 2013-2020
    M.Sc, West Bengal State University, India, 2010-2012
     
    RESEARCH INTEREST
    Motor Protein, Protein-inhibitor binding, Protein-ion interaction, Conformational change of protein.

    Natalie Gelfand

    Natalie Gelfand

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
     
    EDUCATION
    Postdoc, Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel, 2020-2023
    PhD, Far Eastern Federal University, Russia, 2015-2019
     
     
     
    RESEARCH INTEREST
    Computational chemistry, biochemistry, photochemistry.

    Alejandro Cruz-Saez

    Alejandro Cruz-Saez

    RESEARCH ASSOCIATE
     
    EDUCATION
    Postdoc, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2022-2023
    PhD, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2019-2022
    MS, Universitat de Barcelona, Spain, 2017-2018
    BS in Chemistry and Physics, Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 2012-2017
     
    RESEARCH INTEREST
    QM/MM, MD simulations, SMD simulations, Membrane Proteins, GPCRs, S1PRs, Allosteric Effects, Photopharmacology, LOXs and COXs.

    Aoxuan Zhang

    Aoxuan (Augustine) Zhang

    RESEARCH ASSISTANT
     
    EDUCATION
    MS, University of Southern California, 2021
    BS, University of Science and Technology Beijing, 2019
     
     
     
     
    RESEARCH INTEREST
    Membrane protein, QM/MM, EVB, PDLD

    Andrew Levy

    Andrew Levy

    STUDENT WORKER
     
    EDUCATION
    BS, University of Southern California, 2025
    - Cengage Group Merit Scholarship Award Recipient
    - USC Mann Undergraduate Merit Scholarship Recipient
     
     
     
    RESEARCH INTEREST

    Major:  Pharmacology and Drug Development
    Minor:  Artificial Intellence Applications