My most recent work has centered on investigating the hydrophobic effect using molecular dynamics simulations. I have focused extensively on details of the solvation structure of simple solutes: benzene and cyclohexane.
Another area of interest is the modeling and prediction of protein structures. I participated in CASP5 with other members of the Levitt group in the New Fold prediction category. I am also working on homology modeling on a genomic scale, generating a database of predicted structures for Shewanella oneidensis MR1, a bacterium with high potential for bioremediation.
My future plans are to focus more on larger, biological systems, namely membrane systems and membrane protein structure and dynamics. I hope to pair my theoretical studies with experimental biophysics results.